Jasprit Bumrah Faces Fine Following Opening Test Between India and England


Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian cricketer, was reprimanded on Monday for violating the ICC Code of Conduct in the first Test against England in Hyderabad that concluded on Sunday.
Bumrah violated Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day of India’s first Test against England in Hyderabad.
According to the ICC, the incident took place in the 81st over of England’s second innings when Bumrah intentionally obstructed Ollie Pope, causing inappropriate physical contact.

The ICC explained that Bumrah breached Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which pertains to inappropriate physical contact with a player, support personnel, umpire, match referee, or any other person, including a spectator during an international match.

As this was Bumrah’s first offense in 24 months, he received one demerit point.The on-field umpires Paul Reiffel and Chris Gaffaney, along with third umpire Marais Erasmus and fourth umpire Rohan Pandit, filed the charge.

Typically, Level 1 breaches result in a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50% of the player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

Bumrah admitted to the offense, accepting the sanction imposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, and no formal hearing was required.

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