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Root reprimanded, handed one demerit point

England captain Joe Root has been reprimanded and handed one demerit point for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision.

Root reprimanded, handed one demerit point

The incident occurred during the second day’s play at the Pallekele in Kandy on Thursday.

In the 76th over of Sri Lanka’s innings, Dilruwan Perera had been adjudged not out by field umpire Marais Erasmus.

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With gesture of not approving the umpire’s decision, Root shook his head and kicked the turf.

After the day’s play field umpires laid the charge against Joe Root but even after he was pleaded not guilty in the hearing, match referee Andy Pycroft handed out the penalty.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Erasmus and S. Ravi, third umpire Chris Gaffaney and fourth umpire Ranmore Martinesz.

According to the decision of match referee Pycroft Root was found to have violated Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which related to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.

According to ICC’s Code of Conduct, Root’s was a Level 1 breach which has a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee and one or two demerit points.

A statement released by the ICC read, “Root was found to have violated Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which related to ‘showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match’.

England managed to bowl Sri Lanka out for 336. But the visitors were in batting against before stumps on the second day.

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