Caribbean Pacer Seales reprimanded for violating ICC Code of Conduct

Kingston, Aug. 15 (IANS) West Indian pacer Jayden Seales has been charged with violating Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan at Sabina Park.

Seales was found to have violated Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Supporters, which relates to “The use of language, actions or gestures that diminish or provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter at his / her dismissal during an international match.”

In addition to this, a disadvantage point has been added to his disciplinary record. It was the first offense by Seales in a period of 24 months.

The incident took place during the 70th over of Pakistan’s first innings, following the dismissal of Hasan Ali, when Seales used inappropriate language against Ali, which could have provoked an aggressive reaction from him.

Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction, which was ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations Division under COVID-19 temporary rules of the game.

Seales pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. The indictment was filed by Judges Gregory Brathwaite, Joel Wilson, Nigel Duguid and TV judge Leslie Reifer.

Level 1 violations involve a minimum penalty for an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of a fine of 50 percent of a player’s match fee and one or two death points.


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