Alzarri Joseph, Windies, ICC Code of Conduct
Alzarri Joseph breaches ICC Code of Conduct. (PC - Sky Sports)

Last Update on: July 26th, 2018 at 04:06 pm

Of late, the officials related to ICC Code of Conduct are having a lot of work on the platter. Players from across the world are breaching the world cricket body International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rules and regulations while playing the beautiful game of cricket.

Recently, we came across Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal who have been found guilty. Previously, the ball-tampering saga has become a big headache for the ICC officials which demanded the change in rules.

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International Cricket Council has a made some amendments in its rules. (PC – ICC)

Windies Alzarri Joseph receives an official reprimand and one demerit point:

The lanky fast bowler from Windies, Alzarri Joseph is the latest player to get under ICC’s stamp of rule breakers. He involved himself in a dramatic send-off to the Bangladeshi batsman Anamul Haque.

The incident took place in the third over of the Bangladesh innings during second ODI at Guyana. Joseph, after picking the Anamul’s wicket gestured the batsman by pointing his finger towards the pavilion.

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Alzarri Joseph in action for Windies. (Picture Source – Getty Images)

Alzarri Joseph violated Article 2.1.7 of the code, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match”.

The Windies youngster Alzarri Joseph admits his mistake and the sanctions proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.

How do demerit points lead to the suspension?

After receiving the demerit points, the player carries the baggage for 24 months from the point of imposition. If the points tally touches to four in the meantime, the demerit points will turn into suspension points.

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Steven Smith and David Warner received a ban in wake of the ball-tampering saga.(Credits: AFP)

Once the demerit points turn into suspension points, the player will be banned. He gets a ban of either one Test or two ODI’s or two T20I games which come first on his way.

Demerit point will be wiped off from the players’ record, once the span of 24 months concluded. The recent players to get a ban are Steven Smith, Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Kagiso Rabada and Chandimal.


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