Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reprimanded and warned for a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the fourth day’s play in the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) on Sunday.
Saeed was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the Code, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”.
The charge relates to an incident after the 105th over of Sri Lanka’s second innings when he used obscene language and was laid by the on-field umpires Ian Gould and Richard Illingworth, and third umpire Bruce Oxenford.
All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50% of a player’s match fee.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2014.
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