Experienced fast bowler James Anderson has received an official reprimand and one demerit point for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the ongoing Test match between England and Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday.
The incident happened in the 39th over of the Sri Lankan innings when Anderson threw the ball in resentment and showed dissent after the on-field umpire warned him for running on the wicket.
The English veteran was subsequently found to have violated Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match.”
The governing body said, “After the match, Anderson admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Andy Pycroft.”
This was Anderson’s second offense since the International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced a revised Code of Conduct in the year 2016. These demerit points stay on player’s record for a time period of 2 years.
The 36-year-old cricketer now has two demerit points against his name. He got one demerit point for showing dissent on the second day of the fifth and final Test match against India inside the Oval in September, this year.
Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.
If a player manages to collect 4 demerit points, that means he/she has to face a one-Test ban.
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