New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell has found himself in trouble as he breached the ICC’s code of conduct in the recently concluded Test against the West Indies. Daryl Mitchell was captured using an audible obscene language during the game. New Zealand won the first Test in Hamilton convincingly by an innings and 134 runs, gaining a lead moving forward to the next Test.
As per the statement issued by the International Cricket Council, Daryl Mitchell breached Article 2.3 of the ICC code that relates to “use of an audible obscenity during an international match”. Mitchell has also received a demerit point for the same. It took place on Saturday when the 29-year old used inappropriate language as West Indian captain Jason Holder was running between the wickets near him in the 62nd over.
Jeff Crowe of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees slapped the sanction, later ratified by ICC Cricket Operations department as per the COVID-19 interim playing regulations. Daryl Mitchell did plead guilty to the offence and accepted the penalty; thus there was no formal hearing. On-field umpires Chris Gaffaney and Wayne Knights while TV Umpire Christopher Brown levelled the charge. Level 1 breaches account for a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, fine of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.
Daryl Mitchell’s minimum role in the match:
The medium pace-bowling all-rounder did not have much role to play in the match, managing nine runs off 37 balls in the only innings New Zealand batted. With his medium pace bowling, though, he did take the wicket of the visiting captain, Jason Holder.