The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Ian Gould and Rod Tucker, third umpire Paul Reiffel, and fourth umpire Shozab Raza
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has received an official reprimand after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the second cricket Test against South Africa in Dubai on Friday.
Saeed was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”.
The incident happened when Saeed, after dismissing South Africa batsman Morne Morkel, turned to the umpire and repeatedly appealed even though the batsman had been caught at first slip by Younis Khan. Saeed’s appeal for a caught behind off the previous delivery had been turned down, so the bowler’s actions after taking the wicket were considered insulting towards the umpire, which contravenes the ICC Code of Conduct.
After the end of the play, Saeed admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Ian Gould and Rod Tucker, third umpire Paul Reiffel, and fourth umpire Shozab Raza.
All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.