Seasoned New Zealand seamer Tim Southee has got himself into a bit of trouble in the third T20 international against Australia in Wellington. Tim Southee has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third T20I against Australia in Wellington. Southee reportedly breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Player and Player Support Personnel.
Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct relates to “showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during an international fixture”. Furthermore, Tim Southee earned one demerit point that adds to his disciplinary record. Nevertheless, it was Southee’s first offence in a 24-month period. The incident panned out in the first over of the match when the right-arm seamer shouted at the umpire disrespectfully after a leg-before review against Aaron Finch returned an umpire’s call and given not out.
Tim Southee admitted the offence and accepted the sanctions imposed by Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department as per the COVID-19 playing rules. The level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a cricketer’s match fee alongside one or two demerit points.
Tim Southee struggles as Australia level the series with consecutive victories:
Meanwhile, Australia levelled the five-match T20I series by winning the third and fourth T20I by 64 and 50 runs, respectively, to set up the series-decider on Sunday. Southee bowled exceedingly well in the first T20I; however, he has struggled to make the same impact in the following fixtures.