Jasprit Bumrah, an Indian pacer, has received formal reprimand for violating the first level of the ICC Code of Conduct due to an incident that occurred during the fourth day of India’s first Test match against England in Hyderabad.
ICC Code of Conduct violation by India bowler
Bumrah intentionally blocked Ollie Pope’s path as he attempted to run during the 81st over of England’s second innings, which resulted in unwanted physical contact.
The ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, Article 2.12, on “inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator during an International Match,” was found to have been violated by the pacer.
Given that it was Bumrah’s first offense in a 24-month period, his record now has one demerit point. On-field umpires Paul Reiffel and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Marais Erasmus, and fourth umpire Rohan Pandit all leveled the accusation.
An official reprimand is typically the minimum punishment for Level 1 violations, 50% of the player’s match fee is the maximum penalty, and one or two demerit points are the maximum.
There was no need for a formal hearing because Bumrah entered a guilty plea and accepted the punishment imposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees.