Nicholas Pooran
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Last Update on: August 7th, 2023 at 08:00 pm

Former West Indies National Cricket Team captain Nicholas Pooran has been penalized for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second T20I against India National Cricket Team.

The Rovman Powell-led side beat the Hardik Pandya-led India in the second T20I by 2 wickets at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Sunday, August 06. Now, the hosts have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Nicholas Pooran starred with the bat in the second T20I as he scored brilliant 67 runs off 40 balls, including 6 fours and 4 sixes. He batted with an amazing strike rate of 167.5, before being dismissed by Mukesh Kumar in the 14th over.

Meanwhile, all is not well for Pooran as he has been 15 percent of his match fee for breaching the Level 1 ICC Code of Conduct during the match.

Nicholas Pooran flouted Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to public criticism in relation to an incident occurring in an international match. The incident took place in the 4th over when Nicholas Pooran confronted the umpires for having to use up a player review for an LBW decision which according to him was not out.

“There was no need for a formal hearing after Pooran admitted to the offence and accepted the sanctions levelled by on-field umpires Leslie Reifer and Nigel Duguid, third umpire Gregory Brathwaite and fourth official Patrick Gustard and proposed by match referee Richie Richardson. In addition, one demerit point has been added to Pooran’s disciplinary record, which was his first offence in a 24-month period,” ICC said.

Satisfied that I performed – Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran was awarded Player of the Match for his sensational batting performance in the second T20I. Speaking during the post-match presentation ceremony, Pooran said that he is looking to score runs consistently for his side and stay in the middle till the very end to finish the matches. He elaborated:

“Satisfied that I performed. Something that I have been looking for in the last couple of years, so be there and finish games. I want to be consistent. I have been working so hard, I have made a lot of mistakes, and lost a lot of games for my teams.

“I want to entertain the fans as much as possible. It’s about being positive and confident.”

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