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

Player

Team

Date of Breach

Incident

Level

Offence

Penalty

Demerit Points

Active Demerit Points

Player Demerit Point Total

Sabbir Rahman

Bangladesh

25-Sep-16

During Afghanistan's run-chase, Sabbir questioned umpire Sharfuddoula’s LBW decision and also made inappropriate comments

1

2.1.4

Fine of 30% of Match Fee

2

2

3

Ravindra Jadeja

India

9-Oct-16

During India’s first innings, Jadeja, after previously receiving two informal and one official warnings, infringed the protected area for the fourth time and damaged it

2

2.2.11

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

3

6

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

Bangladesh

9-Oct-16

Mashrafe overreacted after Bangladesh’s LBW review against England captain Jos Buttler was successful

1

2.1.7

Fine of 20% of Match Fee

1

1

1

Sabbir Rahman

Bangladesh

9-Oct-16

Sabbir overreacted after Bangladesh’s LBW review against England captain Jos Buttler was successful

1

2.1.7

Fine of 20% of Match Fee

1

1

3

Jos Buttler

England

09-10-2016

After his dismissal, Jos Buttler responded to Bangladesh players using language that was obscene

1

2.1.4

Reprimand

1

1

1

Matthew Wade

Australia

09-10-2016

Wade twice ignored the umpires’ instructions by continuing to verbally and aggressively engage with Shamsi for a prolonged period

1

2.1.1

Fine of 25% of Match Fee

1

1

1

Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa

09-10-2016

Shamsi  twice ignored the umpires’ instructions by continuing to verbally and aggressively engage with Wade for a prolonged period

1

2.1.1

Fine of 25% of Match Fee

1

1

1

Imran Tahir

South Africa

12-Oct-16

Displayed a lack of respect for the umpires when he ignored their requests to stop by continuing to verbally engage with Australia opener David Warner

1

2.1.1

Fine of 30% of Match Fee

2

2

2

Ben Stokes

England

30-Oct-16

Ignored the on-field umpires’ repeated requests and instructions to stop by continuing to verbally engage with Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman. The on-field umpires had also advised England captain Alastair Cook of Stokes’ actions, but the player didn’t comply with the instructions

1

2.1.1

Fine of 15% of Match Fee

1

1

2

Jake Dunford

Jersey

30-Oct-16

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

1

1

Damian Crowley

Italy

02-Nov-16

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

1

2.1.4

Reprimand

1

1

1

Suranga Lakmal

Sri Lanka

21-11-2016

Dangerously threw the ball back at Zimbabwe opener Chamu Chibhabha at the striker’s end when the batsman had stayed in his crease after playing a shot and was not attempting a run

1

2.1.1

(L1) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

2

2

2

Faf Du Plessis

South Africa

15-11-2016

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

3

3

Ben Stokes

England

26-11-2016

Reacted to India players’ celebrations following his dismissal by making inappropriate comments which were heard by both the on-field umpires

1

2.1.4

Reprimand

1

1

2

Najeeb Tarakai

Afghanistan

16-12-2016

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

1

2.1.2

Reprimand

1

1

1

Mohammed Shahzad

Afghanistan

16-12-2016

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

2

2.2.7

Fine of 100% of Match Fee

3

3

3

Amjad Javed

UAE

16-12-2016

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

1

2.1.7

Reprimand

1

1

1

Tanbir Hayder

Bangladesh

29-12-2016

after being hit for a four by batsman Neil Broom, used obscene language which was heard by the umpires.

1

2.1.4

Reprimand

1

1

1

Yasir Iqbal

Denmark

04-11-2016

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

1

1

Mark Watt

Scotland

20-01-2017

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

1

1

Owais Shah

UAE

19-01-2017

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

1

1

Niroshan Dickwella

Sri Lanka

07-02-2017

there was inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with Rabada.

2

2.2.7

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

3

7

Kagiso Rabada

South Africa

07-02-2017

there was inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with Dickwella.

2

2.2.7

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

3

4

Niroshan Dickwella

Sri Lanka

19-02-2017

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 took a prolonged look at his shoulder before turning to look at the umpire

1

2.1.5

Fine of 30% of Match Fee

2

2

7

Tim Paine

Australia

19-02-2017

On the dismissal of Dickwella, Tim Paine made inappropriate comments

1

2.1.7

Fine of 15% of Match Fee

1

1

1

Muzammil Shahzad

Phillipines

20-02-2017

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

1

1

Rahmat Shah Zurmati

Afghanistan

22-02-2017

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

1

2.2.7

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

3

3

Mohammad Asghar Stanikzai

Afghanistan

22-02-2017

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

1

1

Richard Ngarava

Zimbabwe

22-02-2017

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

1

2.2.7

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

3

3

Tamim Iqbal

Bangladesh

16-03-2017

When batting, Tamim 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

1

1

Imrul Kayes

Bangladesh

16-03-2017

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

1

1

Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil

Afghanistan

29-03-2017

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

1

1

Dawlat Zadran

Afghanistan

30-03-2017

After collecting the ball in his follow through, Zadran threw the ball in the direction of the batsman, hitting him in 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

3

3

Ghulam Shabbir

UAE

04-04-2017

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

1

2.1.1

Fine of 20% of Match Fee

1

1

1

Shannon Gabriel

West Indies

24-04-2017

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

2

2.2.7

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

3

3

Stuart Law

West Indies

14-05-2017

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 making inappropriate comments

1

2.1.5

Fine of 25% of Match Fee

1

1

1

Afsar Zaidi

Afghanistan

09-06-2017

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

1

2.1.5

Fine of 15% of Match Fee

1

1

1

Ashley Nurse

West Indies

09-06-2017

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

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

1

1

Charles Waiswa

Uganda

23-05-2017

Inappropriate physical contact.

1

2.1.1

Reprimand

1

1

1

Ahmed Sultan

Oman

23-05-2017

Showing dissent at an umpires decision

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

1

1

Rizwan Cheema

Canada

23-05-2017

Inappropriate physical contact.

1

2.1.1

Reprimand

1

1

1

Navneet Dahliwal

Canada

26-05-2017

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

1

2.1.1

Reprimand

1

1

1

Elmore Hutchinson

USA

26-05-2017

Showing dissent at an umpires decision

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

1

1

Ajay Lalcheta

Oman

27-05-2017

Showing dissent at an umpires decision

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

1

1

Dhanuka Pathirana

Canada

29-05-2017

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

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

1

1

Mrunal Patel

USA

29-05-2017

Showing dissent at an umpires decision

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

1

1

Niroshan Dickwella

Sri Lanka

30-06-2017

Dickwella, who was keeping wickets, after gathering the ball, held it near to the stumps and waited for the striker Solomon Mire to leave his crease. After an unsuccessful attempt to stump Mire, Dickwella waited for another opportunity to get the batsman out long after he had completed his stroke

1

2.1.1

Fine of 30% of Match Fee

2

2

7

Kagiso Rabada

South Africa

06-07-2017

Rabada used inappropriate language after dismissing England batsman Ben Stokes, which were audible over the stump microphones and also resulted in the batsman to turn before walking off the field

1

2.1.7

Fine of 15% of Match Fee

1

1

4

Tariq Stanikzai

Afghanistan

20-07-2017

Showing excessive and obvious disappointment at an umpires decision when given out.

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

1

1

Itisham Malik

Scotland

27-07-2017

After dismissing a batsman, Itisham ran towards him and gave him a send off.

1

2.1.7

(L1) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

2

2

2

Ravindra Jadeja

India

05-08-2017

Jadeja, after fielding off his own bowling, threw the ball back at the batsman who had not left his crease. The on-field umpires deemed the throwing “in a dangerous manner” as it narrowly missed Malinda Pushpakumara

2

2.2.8

(L2) Fine of 50% of Match Fee

3

3

6

Ben Stokes

England

26-08-2017

Stokes made an inappropriate comment which was clearly audible through the stump mic and also heard by the match officials.

1

2.1.4

Reprimand

1

1

3

Jason Holder

West Indies

28-08-2017

Holder, who was the bowler, twice made inappropriate comments in frustration which were audible enough to be heard by both the on-field umpires.

1

2.1.4

Reprimand

1

1

1

Tamim Iqbal

Bangladesh

30-08-2017

Tamim debated continuously with the umpires while the Australian batsmen were changing their gloves regularly. 

1

2.1.1

(L1) Fine of 15% of Match Fee

1

2

2

Trevor Lanka

Vanuatu

04-09-2017

Used obscene, offensive or insulting language.

1

2.1.4

Reprimand

1

1

1

Nalin Nipiko

Vanuatu

09-09-2017

Reprimanded due to abuse of cricket equipment.

1

2.1.8

Reprimand

1

1

1

 

Women's CoC breaches 8 August 2017

Player

Team

Date of Breach

Incident

Level

Offence

Penalty

Demerit Points

Active Demerit Points

Player Demerit Point Total

Erva Giddings

West Indies

8-Oct-16

On being given out LBW, Ms. Giddings pointed her bat towards the umpire and said "Umpire I hit it:

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

1

1

Chamary Attapathu

West Indies

12-Nov-16

Showed dissent to the umpire by gesture when given out LBW.

1

 

Reprimand

1

1

1

Veda Krishnamurthy

India

1-Dec-16

Delayed leaving the crease after being given out.

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

1

2

Basit Ali Khan

Pakistan

4-Dec-16

Basit is the team manager. He removed the middle stump from the pitch to use for pre-match practice. The 4th umpire asked him to return it and he asked how he was. The 4th umpire said you should know by my umpires uniform. Basit then shouted at the 4th umpire in front of players that he didn't care that he was the 4th umpire or about his uniform.

1

2.1.3

Reprimand

1

1

1

Chloe Tryon

South Africa

18-01-2017

Chloe shook her head and showed the edge of the bat to the umpire after being given out LBW.

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

1

1

Veda Krishnamurthy

India

07-02-2017

Following an appeal for a catch which was turned down, Veda was seen making a sign for a TV referral.

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

1

2

Dilani Manodara

Sri Lanka

09-07-2017

On being given out caught, Dilani stopped on the square and indicated to her batting partner that the ball had struck her thigh instead of the bat. This indication to her partner was done on more than 1 occasion.

1

2.1.5

Reprimand

1

1

1

Harmanpreet Kaur

India

20-07-2017

After an attempted run out Harmanpreet abused her equipment by throwing her bat to the ground.

1

2.1.8

Reprimand

1

1

1

 

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