Pakistan-born South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his public tribute to the late Junaid Jamshed during the second T20I against Sri Lanka at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Sunday.
Tahir, after dismissing Sri Lanka’s Asela Gunaratne in the 16th over of the innings, did his overenthusiastic celebration in his trademark style. But while doing so he also exposed his undershirt that had the image of the singer-turned-evangelist, who passed away in a tragic air crash last month near capital Islamabad.
The cricket governing body reprimanded the 37-year-old for a procedural breach under section G1, which states:
"Players and team officials shall not be permitted to wear, display or otherwise convey messages through arm bands or other items affixed to clothing or equipment ["Personal Messages"] unless approved in advance by both the player or team official's Board and the ICC Cricket Operations Department. Approval shall not be granted for messages which relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes".
Tahir admitted the offence and accepted the sanction.
This article originally appeared on ESPNcricinfo.
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