Khaleel Ahmed punished for aggressive action after Marlon's dismissal
During the fourth ODI between India and West Indies, pacer Khaleel Ahmed charged aggressively towards Marlon Samuels after dismissing him in the 14th over. This action has been reprimanded, and Ahmed subsequently punished for the same. Khaleel has also accepted his fault and the imposed sanction, as per the ICC's official website. Here are further details of the incident.
What is the punishment that has been handed to Ahmed?
The ICC has officially warned Khaleel Ahmed for his breach of conduct. The international body also handed the youngster with one demerit point. He was found guilty of a Level One breach of ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
How does the demerit points system work?
The main reason for introducing the demerit points system is to ensure that players don't keep repeating the same offenses. The ICC's rules state that there are four levels on which offenses are judged. A Level One offense generally gets one demerit point, and if a player accumulates four demerit points in two years, he gets suspended for one Test or two ODI/T20I matches.
Which article has Khaleel violated?
Khaleel has been accused of violating Article 2.5 of the Code, which says, "using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an international match".