New Zealand quick Kyle Jamieson has been slammed with a fine for breaching ICC’s code conduct. Jamieson has been fined 15% of his match fees for a level 1 breach during the second ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh. The burly quick was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match.”
Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points. Jamieson has been handed a demerit point along with the fine for the breach. The Kiwi has accepted the charges leveled by on-field umpires Chris Gaffaney and Chris Brown, third umpire Wayne Knights and fourth official Ash Mehrotra.
Kyle Jamieson’s controversial catch
The incident occurred in the 15th over of Bangladesh’s innings when Jamieson reacted angrily to the TV umpire’s decision ruling Tamim Iqbal‘s return catch had not been taken cleanly by Jamieson. The decision made rounds on social media following the event dividing fans.
Jamieson admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department as per the COVID-19 interim playing regulations. There was no need for a formal hearing. The demerit point was the Kiwi’s second in the last 24 months taking his tally to two in the aforementioned period.
New Zealand has already gained a 2-0 unassailable lead in the ongoing three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. The final ODI will be played on Friday.