Stuart Broad fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has summoned punishment for England veteran cricketer Stuart Broad for violating the code of conduct. He was fined 15 per cent of the match fee for violating the ICC Code of Conduct.
Broad who recently joined the 500 wickets club, broke the first-level rule in the first match of England’s three-match Test series against Pakistan in Manchester. The 34-year-old pacer is accused of violating Article 2.5 of the ICC Players’ Code of Conduct.
Basically, showing language, actions or gestures towards the opponent violates this clause which may seem offensive to the opponent. Broad was Not only fined but also demerit points added to his name. Broad’s demerit point has reached 3 in a period of 24 months on a demerit point. Earlier, Broad had received one demerit point for violating the code of conduct in the Wanderers Test against South Africa on January 26 and the Trent Bridge Test against India on August 19, 2016.
Complaints against Broad in the Manchester Test, on Saturday (August 7), Pakistan’s second innings in the 47th over, Yasir Shah out of the indecent celebration. No formal hearing was required as the Broad umpires accepted the allegations.
The hosts are 1-0 up in the series after beating Pakistan by 3 wickets in the opening Test of the series in Manchester. The second Test of the series will be played in Southampton, starting on August 13. The Ages Bowl will also host the third and final Test between the two teams, which starts on August 21.