Australian skipper Tim Paine has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct. He has been fined by the International Cricket Council for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the ongoing Sydney Test between Australia and India. He has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the code of conduct.
Team India is currently taking on the Australians in the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. The Aussies have put India under the threshold as the visitors are set to chase around 300 runs on the final day of the Test. The Sydney Test has also been in the news for all the wrong reasons as racist slurs by Australian fans have marred the Test match.
Tim Paine Fined For Breaching The ICC Code Of Conduct
According to a statement released by the International Cricket Council on Sunday, Tim Paine 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.”
Tim Paine admitted the offence. He has also accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department as per the COVID-19 interim playing regulations. The incident occurred on Day 3 of the Test when Paine was clearly seen showing dissent at the umpires for an unsuccessful review against Cheteshwar Pujara.
Team India In Serious Trouble After Day 4
The India National Cricket Team have been dominated by the Aussies more often than not in this entire match. Day 4 of the Sydney Test was no different as the Australian batsmen cruised to a giant total in the second innings too. Both, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith scored half-centuries and so did the prodigious all-rounder, Cameron Green.
The Indian Cricket Team were provided a target of 407 runs. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill once again gave a solid start to the team but both the batsmen departed soon after. On the final day, the Indian cricket team needs 309 runs to win the game and Australia need 8 wickets. This is probably why Ravindra Jadeja has not yet officially been ruled out of the series by the BCCI.