Sangakkara fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Ziggy | 15 Dec, 2014 09:33AM | Leave a comment
Sangakkara was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 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.”

The incident happened at the beginning of the 34th over in Sri Lanka’s innings when Sangakkara got involved in a prolonged discussion with on-field umpire Bruce Oxenford, disputing the umpire’s decision to not allow Sri Lanka to take the batting Powerplay at that time.

Two balls later, following the dismissal of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sangakkara turned to Mr Oxenford and made another inappropriate comment.

After the conclusion of the match, Sangakkara admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. While imposing the penalty, Mr Boon took into account Sangakkara’s previous good record and the fact that he apologised to the umpire at the change of innings.

All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.