Under-19 WC: Australia’s Sam Fanning handed two demerit points

Australian batsman Sam Fanning has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel and has been handed two demerit points.


An ICC release on Thursday stated, “The act was deemed as inappropriate and the batsman was found to have violated Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to ‘inappropriate physical contact with another player during an international match.

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“Level 1 breach of such an event carries a penalty of an official reprimand and a penalty of one or two demerit points,” the ICC statement read.

The incident took place during Australia’s match against India at the ICC U-19 World Cup in Potchefstroom      when Fanning deliberately poked Indian pacer Akash Singh with elbow while running on the first ball of the 31st over.

Fanning admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction by match referee Graeme Labrooy so there was no need for a formal hearing.

Fanning top-scored with 75 in Australia’s chase of 234. The Aussies fell short of the target by 74 runs.

The charge was leveled by on-field umpires Adrian Holdstock and Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid, third umpire Wayne Knights as well as fourth umpire Asif Yaqoob.


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