Magala reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
South Africa pacer Sisanda Magala has been given an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 breach of Article 2.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth T20I against Pakistan in Centurion last Friday.
Magala was found to have breached Article 2.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an International Match.”
For this, one demerit point has been added to Magala’s disciplinary record, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period.
The 30-year old Magala’s frustration was due to consecutive two no-balls and in a resultant free-hit Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz hit him for a six. After being hit for a six, he hit the stumps with his hand, dislodging the bails at the bowler’s end.
Magala admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the ICC’s Code of Conduct. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee Andy Pycroft’s decision is final and binding. There was no need for a formal hearing.
On-field umpires Adrian Holdstock and Shaun George, third umpire Allahudien Palekar and fourth official Bongani Jele levelled the charge.