ICC Code of Conduct

The ICC Code of Conduct is part of the ICC’s continuing efforts to maintain the public image, popularity and integrity of cricket by providing: (a) an effective means to deter any participant from conducting themselves improperly on and off the ‘field-of-play’ or in a manner that is contrary to the ‘spirit of cricket’; and (b) a robust disciplinary procedure pursuant to which all matters of improper conduct can be dealt with fairly, with certainty and in an expeditious manner.

To view both versions of the ICC Code of Conduct in full please click the links below:

Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel - Effective 22 September 2016
Code of Conduct for Match Officials and Match Official Support Personnel

ICC Code of Conduct Breaches and Penalties

Charles Waiswa (Uganda)

Canada v Uganda WCL Div 3, 23rd May 2017

Article 2.1.1 which relates to ‘conduct contrary to the spirit of the game’

Reprimand and received 1 demerit point

Dev Govindjee

Ahmed Sultan (Oman)

Oman v USA WCL Div 3, 23rd May 2017

Article 2.1.5 which relates to ‘showing dissent at an umpires decision’

Reprimand and received 1 demerit point

Dev Govindjee 

Rizwan Cheema (Canada)

Canada v Malaysia WCL Div 3, 26th May 2017

Article 2.1.1 which relates to ‘conduct contrary to the spirit of the game’

Reprimand and received 1 demerit point

Dev Govindjee 

Navneet Dahliwal (Canada)

Canada v Malaysia WCL Div 3, 26th May 2017

Article 2.1.1 which relates to ‘conduct contrary to the spirit of the game’

Reprimand and received 1 demerit point

Dev Govindjee

Elmore Hutchinson (USA)

USA v Singapore WCL Div 3, 26th May 2017

Article 2.1.5 which relates to ‘showing dissent at an umpires decision’

Reprimand and received 1 demerit point

Dev Govindjee 

Ajay Lalcheta (Oman)

Oman v Singapore WCL Div 3, 27th May 2017

Article 2.1.5 which relates to ‘showing dissent at an umpires decision’

Reprimand and received 1 demerit point

Dev Govindjee 

Dhanuka Pathirana (Canada)

Canada v Singapore WCL Div 3, 29th May 2017

Article 2.1.5 which relates to ‘showing dissent at an umpires decision’

Reprimand and received 1 demerit point

Dev Govindjee 

Mrunal Patel (USA)

Uganda v USA WCL Div 3, 29th May 2017

Article 2.1.5 which relates to ‘showing dissent at an umpires decision’

Reprimand and received 1 demerit point

Dev Govindjee 

Niroshan Dickwella (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe ODI 30th June 2017

Article 2.1.1 which relates to ‘conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game’

Fined 30% and received 2 demerit points.

Jeff Crowe

Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)

England v South Africa 1st Test, 6th to 9th July 2017

Article 2.1.7 which relates to ‘language which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his dismissal’

Fined 15% and received 1 demerit point (Kagiso reached 4 demerit points which equaled a 1 Test suspension).

Player

Team

Date of Breach

Occasion

Venue

Reported by

Match Referee

Incident

Level

Offence

Penalty

Demerit Points

Hearing

Details

Verdict

Entry No

Active Demerit Points

Player Demerit Point Total

Sabbir Rahman

Bangladesh

25-Sep-16

Bang v Afg
1st ODI

Mirpur

Umpires Shamshuddin, Saikat, Rahman, Ahmed

Richie Richardson

After the interval between innings Sabbir Rahman went to umpire Saikat and questioned his LBW decision and also said that his nephew was a better umpire than Saikat.

1

2.1.4

Fine of 30% of Match Fee

2

No

Sabbir admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction.

 

CC05600

2

3

Ravindra Jadeja

India

9-Oct-16

Ind v NZ 3rd Test

Indore

Umpires Dharmasena, Oxenford, Shamshuddin, Menon

David Boon

des[ite being given two informal warnings and one official warning for running in and damaging the protected area while batting, player Jadeja infringed a fourth time with the same offence.  In the umpires opinion all of these actions were avoidable.

2

2.2.11

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

No

Ravindra admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

 

CC05601

3

3

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

Bangladesh

9-Oct-16

Bang v Eng 2nd ODI

Mirpur

Umpires Dar, Saikat, Erasmus, Rahman

Javagal Srinath

After Jos Buttler was dismissed, Mortaza celebrated excessively directed at and in close proximity, provoking a reaction from Jos Buttler

1

2.1.7

Fine of 20% of Match Fee

1

No

Mashrafe admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

 

CC05602

1

1

Sabbir Rahman

Bangladesh

9-Oct-16

Bang v Eng 2nd ODI

Mirpur

Umpires Dar, Saikat, Erasmus, Rahman

Javagal Srinath

After Jos Buttler was dismissed, Shabbir celebrated excessively directed at and in close proximity, provoking a reaction from Jos Buttler

1

2.1.7

Fine of 20% of Match Fee

1

No

Shabbir admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

 

CC05603

1

3

Jos Buttler

England

09-10-16

Bang v Eng 2nd ODI

Mirpur

Umpires Dar, Saikat, Erasmus, Rahman

Javagal Srinath

After his dismissal, Jos Buttler used language that was obscene, directed to the Bangladeshi players

1

2.1.4

Reprimand

1

No

Jos admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

 

CC05604

1

1

Matthew Wade

Australia

09-10-16

SA v Aus 4th ODI

Port Elizabeth

Umpires Llong, Holdstock, Wilson, Goorge

Chris Broad

on arriving at the crease at 11.06am Matthew Wade and Tabraiz Shamsi had an aggressive verbal exchange.  Both umpires asked the plaeyrs to stop.  At 11.16am the aggressive verbal exchange between both players continued and they were again addressed by the umpires.  The match officials view their behaviour as contrary to the spirit of the game.

1

2.1.1

Fine of 25% of Match Fee

1

No

Matthew admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

 

CC05605

1

1

Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa

09-10-16

SA v Aus 4th ODI

Port Elizabeth

Umpires Llong, Holdstock, Wilson, Goorge

Chris Broad

on arriving at the crease at 11.06am Matthew Wade and Tabraiz Shamsi had an aggressive verbal exchange.  Both umpires asked the plaeyrs to stop.  At 11.16am the aggressive verbal exchange between both players continued and they were again addressed by the

1

2.1.1

Fine of 25% of Match Fee

1

Yes

Tabraiz denied the offence and a hearing was held.  After considering the evidence, and hearing from Tabraiz, Faf du Plessis and Dr Moosajee Tabraiz was found guilty of the offence charged.

Guilty

CC05606

1

1

Imran Tahir

South Africa

12-Oct-16

SA v Aus 5th ODI

Cape Town

Umpires Llong, Holdstock, Wilson, Goorge

Chris Broad

After a verbal exchange with David Warner, Tahir repeatedly failed to comply with an umpires requests to stop. This was seen as a lack of respect for the umpires and contrary to the spirit of the game.

1

2.1.1

Fine of 30% of Match Fee

2

 

Tahir Admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction.

Guilty

CC05607

2

2

Ben Stokes

England

30-Oct-16

Ban v Eng 2nd Test

Dhaka

Umpires Dharmasena, Gaffaney, Ravi

Ranjan Madugalle

Stokes continually engaged in verbals with S Rahman in spite or repeated requests by the umpires to stop.

1

2.1.1

Fine of 15% of Match Fee

1

No

Stokes admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05608

1

2

Jake Dunford

Jersey

30-Oct-16

Jer v Den WCL Div 4

Los Angeles

Umpires Brathwaite, Kapa, Cross

Dev Govindjee

On being given out LBW, Jake raised his bat in the air and pointed to its edge and delayed leaving the crease.

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

No

Dunford admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05609

1

1

Damian Crowley

Italy

02-Nov-16

Italy v Oman WCL Div 4

Los Angeles

Umpires Williams, Oala, Ali Khan

Dev Govindjee

Crowley told the umpire that 'this is fucking unacceptable' when an appeal off his bowling was turned down.

1

2.1.4

Reprimand

1

No

Crowley admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05610

1

1

Suranga Lakmal

Sri Lanka

21-11-16

Zim v SL ODI

Bulawayo

Umpires Gough, Rusere, Illingworth, Matibiri

Javagal Srinath

After bowling a delivery the ball was hit back to Lakmal. He picked it up and threw it deliberately towards the batsman. It passed him and went through to the keeper.

1

2.1.1

(L1) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

2

No

Lakman admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05611

2

2

Faf Du Plessis

South Africa

15-11-16

A v SA 2nd Test

Hobart

ICC CEO David Richardson

Andy Pycroft

Television footage appeared to show Mr du Plessis applying an artificial substance, namely the residue from a mint or saliva containing residue from the mint, to the ball and then shining it during the fourth day’s play

2

2.2.9

Fine of 100% of Match Fee

3

Yes

Faf pleaded not guilty. The matter went to a hearing where the referee upheld his proposed sanction of a 100% fine.

Guilty

CC05612

3

3

Ben Stokes

England

26-11-16

Ind v Eng 3rd Test

Mohali

Umpires Erasmus, Gaffaney, Dharmasena

Ranjan Madugalle

Stokes directed obscene language towards the Indian players because of the way that they celebrated his dismissal.

1

2.1.4

Reprimand

1

No

Stokes admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05613

1

2

Najeeb Tarakai

Afghanistan

16-12-16

Afg v UAE T20I

Dubai

Umpires Ali, Shah, Solanki

Graeme Labrooy

At the fall of a wicket Najeeb entered the ground aggresively and advanced towards the opposition when 2 players were arguing.

1

2.1.2

Reprimand

1

No

Najeeb admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05614

1

1

Mohammed Shahzad

Afghanistan

16-12-16

Afg v UAE T20I

Dubai

Umpires Ali, Shah, Solanki

Graeme Labrooy

After being bowled, Shahzad made inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a player.

2

2.2.7

Fine of 100% of Match Fee

3

No

Shahzad admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05615

3

3

Amjad Javed

UAE

16-12-16

Afg v UAE T20I

Dubai

Umpires Ali, Shah, Solanki

Graeme Labrooy

After dismissing a batsman Javed used inappropriate language towards him which provoked the batman to react. Aggresively.

1

2.1.7

Reprimand

1

No

Javed admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05616

1

1

Tanbir Hayder

Bangladesh

29-12-16

NZ v Ban 2nd ODI

Nelson

Umpires Reiffel, Brown, Shamshuddin, Knights

Chris Broad

Tanbir shoulted the word 'Fuck!' after beng hit for a 6 which was heard by the on-field and TV umpires.

1

2.1.4

Reprimand

1

No

Tanbir admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05617

1

1

Yasir Iqbal

Denmark

04-11-16

WCL Div 4 Den v Oman

Los Angeles

Umpires Oala, Young, Brathwaite

Dev Govindjee

On being given out caught, Yasir stood his ground, shook his head, opened his arms and delayed leaving the crease.

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

No

Yasir admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05618

1

1

Mark Watt

Scotland

20-01-17

Desert T20
Sco v Ire

Dubai

Umpires Pradhan, Pakteen, Dar

David Jukes

On being given out LBW by umpire Pradhan, Mark showed the edge of his bat twice to the umpire suggesting that he hit it.

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

No

Watt admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05619

1

1

Owais Shah

UAE

19-01-17

Desert T20 UAE v Ire

Dubai

3rd Umpire Dowdalls

Graeme Labrooy

Owais Shah was UAE coach. While in the dugout he was overheard shouting 'fucking chase it!' and 'fucking get there quicker! To one of his players in the field chasing the ball towards the boundary.

1

2.1.4

Reprimand

1

No

Shah admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05620

1

1

Niroshan Dickwella

Sri Lanka

07-02-17

SA v SL 4th ODI

Cape Town

Umpires Illingworth, Holdstock, Kettleborough, George

Richie Richardson

there was inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with Rabada.

2

2.2.7

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

No

Dickwella admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05621

3

7

Kagiso Rabada

South Africa

07-02-17

SA v SL 4th ODI

Cape Town

Umpires Illingworth, Holdstock, Kettleborough, George

Richie Richardson

there was inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with Dickwella.

2

2.2.7

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

No

Rabada admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05622

3

4

Niroshan Dickwella

Sri Lanka

19-02-17

Aus v SL 2nd T20I

Adelaide

Umpires Fry, Nogaski,Wilson, Graham-Smith

Jeff Crowe

After being given out caught behind, Niroshan showed dissent at the decision by pausing to review the replay on the screen, kicked the turf and then too a prolonged look at his shoulder before turnning to look at the umpire

1

2.1.5

Fine of 30% of Match Fee

2

No

Dickwella admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction (2 suspension points reached so suspended for 2 limited overs matches)

Guilty

CC05623

2

7

Tim Paine

Sri Lanka

19-02-17

Aus v SL 2nd T20I

Adelaide

Umpires Fry, Nogaski,Wilson, Graham-Smith

Jeff Crowe

On the dismissal of Dickwella, Tim Paine told him to fuck off twice.

1

2.1.7

Fine of 15% of Match Fee

1

No

Paine admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05624

1

1

Muzammil Shahzad

Phillipines

20-02-17

Phillipines v Vanuatu

Australia

Umpires Gillespie, Howard, Thurgate

Bob Stratford

On his dismissal, Shahzad pointed to his bat indicating that he had hit it before and after the decision was given.

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

No

Shahzad admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05625

1

1

Rahmat Shah Zurmati

Afghanistan

22-02-17

Zimbabwe v Afghanistan

Harare

Umpires George, Matibiri, Rusere

David Jukes

Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with Ngarava which could have been avoided.

1

2.2.7

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

No

Rahmat admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05626

3

3

Mahommad Asghar Stanikzai

Afghanistan

22-02-17

Zimbabwe v Afghanistan

Harare

Umpires George, Matibiri, Rusere

David Jukes

Obvious dissent towards an umpire's decision by shaking his head and pointing to the edge o the bat when given out.

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

No

Stanikzai admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05627

1

1

Richard Ngarava

Zimbabwe

22-02-17

Zimbabwe v Afghanistan

Harare

Umpires George, Matibiri, Rusere

David Jukes

Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with Rahmat which could have been avoided.

1

2.2.7

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

No

Ngarava admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05628

3

3

Tamin Iqbal

Bangladesh

16-03-17

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 2nd Test

Colombo

Umpires Dar, Ravi, Erasmus, Palliyanguruge

Andy Pycroft

When batting, Tamin showed his bat to the umpire indicating that he had hit the ball during an appeal for LBW against him.

1

2.1.1

Fine of 15% of Match Fee

1

No

Tamin admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05629

1

1

Imrul Kayes

Bangladesh

16-03-17

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 2nd Test

Colombo

Umpires Dar, Ravi, Erasmus, Palliyanguruge

Andy Pycroft

When batting, Imrul pointed to his thigh pad to indicate where the ball had hit him during a caught behind appeal against him.

1

2.1.1

Fine of 15% of Match Fee

1

No

Imrul admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05630

1

1

Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil

Afghanistan

29-03-17

Afghanistan v Ireland Icup

Delhi

Umpires Shah, Nandan, Bismillahjan

Graeme Labrooy

Deliberatly attempted to mislead the umpire by claiming a catch that he had subsequently dropped, that hit the ground before he claimed he caught it.

1

2.1.1

Reprimand

1

No

Mohammed admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05631

1

1

Dawlat Zadran

Afghanistan

30-03-17

Afghanistan v Ireland Icup

Delhi

Umpires Shah, Nandan, Bismillahjan

Graeme Labrooy

After collecting the ball in his follow through, Zadran threw the ball in the direction of the batsman, hitting him on the leg. This was deliberate as the batsman was not attempting a run or out of his ground.

2

2.2.8

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

No

Zadran admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05632

3

3

Ghulam Shabbir

UAE

04-04-17

UAE v PNG ODI

Abu Dhabi

Umpires Raza, Ali, Dixon

Steve Bernard

Wicket Keeper Ghulam claimed a dismissal for a run out direct hit by the fielder, but a review established that Ghulaam had broken the wicket with his glove but claimed the dismissal.

1

2.1.1

Fine of 20% of Match Fee

1

No

Ghulam admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05633

1

1

Shannon Gabriel

West Indies

24-04-17

WI v Pak 1st Test

Jamaica

Umpires Oxenford, Illingworth, Kettleborough, Brathwaite

Chris Broad

At the end of the over, Shannon made inappropriate and deliberate physdical contact with Pakistan player Sarfraz Ahmed.

2

2.2.7

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

No

Shannon admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05634

3

3

Stuart Law

West Indies

14-05-17

WI v Pak 3rd Test

Dominica

Umpires Oxenford, Illingworth, Kettleborough, Brathwaite

Chris Broad

West Indies coach Stuart Law entered the TV umpires room questioning an on-field out decision. He then slammed the door as he left the room shounting 'fuck'.

1

2.1.5

Fine of 25% of Match Fee

1

No

Law admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05635

1

1

Afsar Zaidi

Afghanistan

09-06-17

WI v Afg 1st ODI

St Lucia

Umpires Reifer, Wilson, Shamshuddin, Dugard

Jeff Crowe

After an LBW appeal, Afsar showed the TV referral sign.

1

2.1.5

Fine of 15% of Match Fee

1

No

Afsar admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05636

1

1

Ashley Nurse

West Indies

09-06-17

WI v Afg 1st ODI

St Lucia

Umpires Reifer, Wilson, Shamshuddin, Dugard

Jeff Crowe

After being given out LBW, Ashley showed excessive, obvious disappointment with the decision

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

No

Ashley admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05637

1

1

Charles Waiswa

Uganda

23-05-17

Canada v Uganda

Uganda

Umpires Odihambo, Visiwandan, George

Dev Govindjee

Inappropriate physical contact.

1

2.1.1

Reprimand

1

No

Charles admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05638

1

1

Ahmed Sultan

Oman

23-05-17

USA v Oman

Uganda

Umpires Odihambo, Visiwandan, George

Dev Govindjee

Showing dissent at an umpires decision

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

No

Ahmed admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05639

1

1

Rizwan Cheema

Canada

23-05-17

Canada v Uganda

Uganda

Umpires Odihambo, Visiwandan, George

Dev Govindjee

Inappropriate physical contact.

1

2.1.1

Reprimand

1

No

Rizwan admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05640

1

1

Navneet Dahliwal

Canada

26-05-17

Canada v Malaysia

Uganda

Umpires Odihambo, Visiwandan, George

Dev Govindjee

Tried to deceive the umpire when batting by indicating that the ball had come off his upper arm.

1

2.1.1

Reprimand

1

No

Dahliwal admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05641

1

1

Elmore Hutchinson

USA

26-05-17

USA v Singapore

Uganda

Umpires Odihambo, Visiwandan, George

Dev Govindjee

Showing dissent at an umpires decision

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

No

Elmore admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05642

1

1

Ajay Lalcheta

Oman

27-05-17

Oman v Singapore

Uganda

Umpires Odihambo, Visiwandan, George

Dev Govindjee

Showing dissent at an umpires decision

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

No

Ajay admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05643

1

1

Dhanuka Pathirana

Canada

29-05-17

Canada v Singapore

Uganda

Umpires Odihambo, Visiwandan, George

Dev Govindjee

Showing dissent at an umpires decision - showed his bat when given out LBW.

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

No

Dhanuka admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05644

1

1

Mrunal Patel

USA

29-05-17

Uganda v USA

Uganda

Umpires Odihambo, Visiwandan, George

Dev Govindjee

Showing dissent at an umpires decision

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

No

Mrunal admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05645

1

1

Niroshan Dickwella

Sri Lanka

30-06-17

SL v Zim

Galle

Umpires Gould, Palliyaguru, Llong, Martinez

Chris Broad

After he gathered the ball as WK, Dickwella tried on more than one occasion to stump the batsman. After the first unsuccessful attempt, he waited for another attempt which was long after the stroke had been played and his actionsd were in breach of the spirit of the game.

1

2.1.1

Fine of 30% of Match Fee

2

No

Dickwella admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05646

2

7

Kagiso Rabada

South Africa

06-07-17

Eng v SA 1st Test

Lords

Umpires Reiffel, Ravi, Fry, Bailey

Jeff Crowe

Kagiso yelled 'fuck off' to Ben Stokes when he got him out. It was very loud and was also picked up on the stump microphone.

1

2.1.7

Fine of 15% of Match Fee

1

No

Kagiso admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction

Guilty

CC05647

1

4

 

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