Kieron Pollard fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in the second Twenty20 International against visiting India at Lauderhill in Florida on Sunday.

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He has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee and handed one demerit point.

The ICC media release said,

“Pollard was found to have breached Article 2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to disobeying an Umpire’s instruction during an international match.”

On-field umpires Nigel Duguid and Gregory Braithwaite, third umpire Leslie Reifer and fourth official Patrick Gustard levelled the charges.

But the accused cricketer denied the offence leading to a formal hearing in front of match referee Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. Pollard was found guilty following the hearing

The West Indian all-rounder disobeyed umpire’s instruction in the field when he called a substitute onto the field despite having been repeatedly told by the umpires that a request must be made for a substitute to come onto the field and being advised to wait until the end of the next over.

West Indies lost the series 2-0 with one match left. The final T20I will be settled on Tuesday.

When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points and he/she is banned.
Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player.
Demerit points remain on a disciplinary record for a period of 24 months from their imposition following which they are expunged.
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