India's left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed has received an official warning and a demerit point for violating Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the fourth ODI against the West Indies at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on Monday.
Khaleel was found to have breached Article 2.5 of the Code, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an international match”.
As per the ICC media release, Khaleel has been reprimanded for 'advancing aggressively' towards Marlon Samuels after dismissing the Caribbean batsman in the 14th over. According to the on-field umpires, Khaleel’s celebration could have provoked a reaction from the opposition player.
Khaleel, who returned with the figures of three for 13, accepted the offence and the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad and thus there was no need for a formal hearing.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Anil Chaudhary, third umpire Paul Wilson, as well as fourth umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin.
India's Khaleel Ahmed has received an official warning and one demerit point for advancing aggressively towards Marlon Samuels after dismissing him in yesterday's #INDvWI ODI.— ICC (@ICC) October 30, 2018
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