ICC Code of Conduct Violations Surface in UAE vs Canada Cricket Match

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ICC Code of Conduct Violations Surface in UAE vs Canada Cricket Match

During the recent ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 match held in Dubai, two players from the United Arab Emirates and one from Canada were penalized for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

The players in question are Rahul Chopra and Mohammad Zuhaib Zubair from UAE, and Srimantha Wijeyeratne from Canada. Chopra was fined 25% of his match fee, while Zubair and Wijeyeratne were fined 20% each. These penalties were imposed for violating Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which pertains to “dissent shown towards an Umpire’s decision during an International Match.”

Furthermore, each player has been assigned one demerit point to their disciplinary records. It is noteworthy that none of these players had any prior offences in the past 24 months.

All three players, who showed dissent following their dismissals, acknowledged their offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by Muhammad Javed from the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees, thereby eliminating the need for formal hearings.

The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Raveendra Wimalasari and Shiju Sam, along with reserve umpire Asif Iqbal.

Level 1 breaches can result in a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50% of a player’s match fee, and the allocation of one or two demerit points.


*A player is banned when they accumulate four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, as these are converted into suspension points.

**Two suspension points result in a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whichever comes first for the player.

***Demerit Points remain on a Player or Player Support Personnel’s disciplinary record for a period of twenty-four (24) months from their imposition, after which they are expunged.