20 January 201412:13

Mukobe reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

The Uganda player was found guilty for a Level 1 breach of Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel

Mukobe reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
 - Cricket News

Mukobe was found guilty for a Level 1 breach of Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

Uganda’s Phillemon Selowa Mukobe has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s loss to Kenya on day seven of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier New Zealand 2014 (CWCQ) at Bay Oval 2, Mount Maunganui, on Sunday.

Mukobe was found guilty for a Level 1 breach of Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.

The incident happened in the 38th over of the Uganda innings, when Mukobe obviously delayed leaving the wicket after being given out caught behind.

The player admitted the offence after the end of the match and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

Explaining his decision, Mr Crowe said: “Players are expected to respect the umpires’ decisions at all times. I hope Mr Mukobe has learned from this experience, and that all players are reminded of their responsibilities to conduct themselves within the spirit of the game.”

The charges were brought by on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Michael Gough, and third umpire Joel Wilson.

All Level 1 breaches for such offences carry a penalty of a warning/reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee.

The full text of the ICC Code of Conduct can be found here.