Pooran fined 15% of match fee for breaching ICC Code of Conduct


West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Level 1 ICC Code of Conduct in the second T20I against India. Pooran flouted Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to public criticism in relation to an incident occurring in an international match.

The incident occurred following the review of an LBW decision in the fourth over of the India innings. Pooran criticised the umpires for having to use up a player review for a decision which he thought was clearly not out.

There was no need for a formal hearing after Pooran admitted to the offence and accepted the sanctions levelled by on-field umpires Leslie Reifer and Nigel Duguid, third umpire Gregory Brathwaite and fourth official Patrick Gustard and proposed by match referee Richie Richardson.

In addition, one demerit point has been added to Pooran’s disciplinary record, which was his first offence in a 24-month period.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty, a maximum penalty of 50% deduction from a player’s match fee, and the addition of one or two demerit points to the player’s record.

Pooran played a crucial role with the bat in West Indies’ win in the second T20I that put them 2-0 up in the five-match series. Chasing 153 to win, the former skipper smashed a 40-ball 67, coming into bat in the first over after West Indies lost two wickets.

Despite India’s rallying back with the ball later, West Indies’ ninth-wicket pairing of Alzarri Joseph and Akeal Hossein took their side to victory with an over to spare. (ICC)

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