ICC WC Qualifiers: Marlon Samuels Reprimanded for breaching code of conduct

Published - 20 Mar 2018, 12:15 PM

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Marlon Samuels has received an official reprimand and one demerit point after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. The West Indies star was reprimanded for his side’s World Cup Qualifier match against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Monday.

The 37-year-old was found to have breached Article 2.1.8 of the code. The article relates to “abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an international match”.

Samuels had scored 86 in the game (Credits: Getty)

On-field umpires Michael Gough and Simon Fry, third umpire Adrian Holdstock and fourth umpire Paul Wilson had imposed the charges on Samuels. The right-hander had hit and damaged the 30-yard circle disk with his bat on his way back to the dressing room. Samuels admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Graeme La Brooy. As a result,  there was no need for a hearing. Meanwhile, demerit points remain active for a 24-month duration. Four or more demerit points during the rolling period account to suspension.

West Indies will next take on Scotland (Credits: Getty)

Earlier, Samuels had helped West Indies defeat Zimbabwe. The win took West Indies closer to a berth in the World Cup 2019. Samuels struck a blistering 86 off 80 balls with six fours and four sixes as West Indies beat the hosts by four wickets. The two-time World Cup-winners will now take on defending champions Scotland.

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