Patel was found to have violated Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match. Patel has now received one demerit point.
The incident happened in the 5th over of Kenya’s innings when Patel pointed in the direction of the pavilion after dismissing Kenya batsman Irfan Karim.
Oman made it three wins from three while Kenya finally got on the board in another thrilling day of action at World Cricket League Division 3.#WCL3 WRAP 👇https://t.co/FboWBWyS4n pic.twitter.com/JT7zBrLx0H— ICC (@ICC) November 13, 2018
After the match, Patel admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Tournament Referee V Narayanan Kutty. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Lyndon Hannibal and Rahul Asher and third umpire Vinay Kumar Jha,
Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.