Bangladesh fast bowler Abu Jayed has been given an official reprimand for his aggressive celebrations after dismissing Azhar Ali during the ongoing first Test against Pakistan at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on Saturday (February 8).
He was found to have breached Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in the 23rd over of Pakistan's first innings on Day Two, as the pacer celebrated in an aggressive manner too close to skipper Ali.
Following the incident, Jayed has been also given one demerit point – which was his first offense in a 24-month period for his aggressive action in Rawalpindi.
The charge was leveled by the on-field umpires Nigel Llong, Chris Gaffaney as well as the third umpire Marais Erasmus and fourth official Shoaib Raza.
Meanwhile, the 26-year-old admitted to the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Richie Richardson and thus there was no need for a formal hearing.
An ICC statement reads: “Jayed was found to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, 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.”
Noteworthy, Level 1 offense in the ICC's Code of Conduct carries a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.
(With IANS Inputs)