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Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams reprimanded for showing dissent

Zimbabwe batsman was unhappy with the decision in the T20I match against Pakistan

Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams reprimanded for showing dissent - Cricket News
Zimbabwe's batsman Sean Williams plays a shot during an ODI.

Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams has been reprimanded after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during Zimbabwe’s first T20I against Pakistan in Harare on Friday.

Williams was found to have breached 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”.

On Saturday, Williams admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge related to an incident in Zimbabwe’s innings when Williams, after being given out in the 14th over, left the wicket shaking his head, speaking aloud and hitting his bat into the ground.

The charge had been laid by on-field umpires Owen Chirombe and Jeremiah Matibiri and third umpire Russell Tiffin.

Mr Crowe said: “Sean accepted that he made inappropriate gestures after his dismissal when leaving the wicket, while walking off the field and as he entered the dressing room area.”

The range of permissible sanctions for all first Level 1 offences is a warning or reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine of up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee.


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