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 47th over when Patel used language which provoked a reaction from batsman Saif Ahmed who had just been dismissed, as he was walking off the field.
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.