Windies off-spinner Ashley Nurse was handed an official reprimand and one demerit point after he was alleged to have used inappropriate language during the third and the final Twenty20 International against Bangladesh at Lauderhill in Florida on Sunday. Interestingly, during the three-match T20 competition of Windies vs Bangladesh 2018, the Tigers wrapped the series by 2-1.
The 29-year-old off-spinner Nurse has breached the Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players Support Personnel. It relates to using inappropriate language or gesture. Furthermore, termed as offensive or insulting owing to the values of an International match.
Nurse currently has two demerit points against his name. He had received one demerit point for showing an inappropriate gesture during the opening One-day International against Afghanistan in St Lucia in June, last year.
Well, the incident took place during the second over of the Bangladesh innings. Ashley Nurse used inappropriate language which was caught on the stump microphone. The incident happened after he conceded a boundary.
After the conclusion of the match, Nurse pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted. Match referee Chris Broad has imposed the sanction on him. Broad is part of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.
On-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Nigel Duguid, third umpire Joel Wilson and fourth umpire Leslie Reifer levelled the charges against Nurse. He accepted the formal hearing.
Level 1 offence relates to breaches which carried a minimum penalty of an official reprimand. He might also levy a match fine of 50 per cent and one of two demerit points.
However, the Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand. It extends to a maximum punishment of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee. Also, one or two demerit points.
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Code of Conduct of ICC (as per ICC website)
- When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points, and a player is banned
- Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever um comes first for the player
- Demerit Points to remain on a Player or Player Support Personnel’s disciplinary record for twenty-four (24) months from their imposition following which they will be obliterated.