The players admitted the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by match referee Steve Bernard
Two players found to have shown dissent; one found to have acted contrary to the spirit of the game
Four players – Michael Pedersen and Amjad Khan of Denmark, and Amir Ali and Munis Ansari of Oman - have been reprimanded for separate Level 1 breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (The Code) during their sides’ encounter on day four of Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 4 in Singapore on Tuesday.
The players admitted the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by match referee Steve Bernard. As such, there was no need for formal hearings.
The charges were brought by on-field umpires Ruchira Pallyaguru and Ahmad Shah Durrani, and reserve umpire Allan Haggo.
Denmark captain Michael Pedersen was found to have breached Article 2.5.1 of the Code, which relates to slow over rates. Denmark was ruled to be two overs short of its target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
Teammate Amjad Khan was found to have breached Article 2.1.8 of the Code, which relates to “where the facts of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by any of the above offences, conduct that either: (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute.”
The charge against Amjad Khan related to several incidents in the Oman innings, when he acted contrary to the spirit of the game by continuously swearing at the opposition.
Oman players Amir Ali and Munis Ansari were both found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the Code, which relates to“showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during an International Match.”
The charge against Amir Ali relates to an incident in the 26th over of the Oman innings, where he obviously delayed leaving the wicket after being given out by the umpire.
The charge against Ansari relates to an incident in the second over of the Denmark innings, when Ansari spoke to the umpire in an aggressive manner after an LBW appeal was turned down.
All Level 1 breaches for minor over rate offences carry a penalty of the imposition of a fine of up to 10 per cent of the applicable match fee per over short for players, and double that amount for the captain, save that, in accordance with the Code, and in particular the regulations contained therein governing minor over-rate offences, players in International Matches other than men’s Tests, One-Day International Matches and Twenty20 International Matches cannot be given any financial sanctions.
All Level 1 breaches for the other 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 for Players and Player Support Personnel can be found here.