New Zealand pace sensation Kyle Jamieson has copped a 15% fine of his match fee as he showed dissent towards the umpire’s decision during their second One-day international against Bangladesh in Christchurch. The International Cricket Council announced the same and Kyle Jamieson had one demerit point added to his disciplinary record. It was the 26-year old’s second offence in a 24-month duration.
Kyle Jamieson reacted angrily after the TV umpire ruled his return catch not out off Tamim Iqbal’s bat. According to ICC’s statement, the right-arm speedster admitted to the offence accepted the sanction. Jamieson took a low catch as Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal struck full delivery straight back to the bowler. The on-field umpires asked Iqbal, who was on 34 then, to wait and asked TV umpire Chris Gaffaney to judge if the catch was clean, with the soft-signal as not out.
The replays showcased that even though Jamieson had taken the catch cleanly; however, the issue was his follow-through. When the towering seamer fell forward, part of the ball held in his right hand rubbed the pitch before he got up again to celebrate. Nevertheless, Kyle Jamieson was the most economical Kiwi bowler in that game as he finished with figures of 10-2-36-2 to restrict Bangladesh to 271. Later, stand-in captain Tom Latham struck a hundred to take the hosts home by five wickets.
Kyle Jamieson’s first offence came against Pakistan earlier this year:
Meanwhile, the Auckland-born cricketer’s first offence arrived against Pakistan in a Test match at Mount Maunganui this year. He copped one demerit point and 25 % of his match fee as he breached Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
It relates throwing a ball at or near a player in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during an international match, an ICC statement released. Kyle Jamieson threw the ball in Faheem Ashraf’s direction at a high speed even as the batsman was away from the stumps and not intending to take a run.