West Indies batsman Samuels penalised for breaching code of conduct
West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels has received a warning and has been handed one demerit point for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct. Samuels was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. This incident happened during the ICC World Cup Qualifiers match against Zimbabwe on Monday.
Why did Samuels receive a warning?
The senior West Indies batsman violated Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code which states, "abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an international match". He damaged the 30-yard circle disk with his bat, after being dismissed.
Samuels accepts the charges
Samuels accepted the charges and the sanction levied by match-referee Graeme La Brooy, which means there will be no formal hearing. The demerit point will remain active for a year. Four more points could see the player suspended. The player, who scored a quick-fire 86 off 80 balls, helped his team beat Zimbabwe to strengthen their chances of qualifying the 2019 mega event.
ICC confirms warning Samuels
Recent instances regarding breach of ICC Code of Conduct
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan received one demerit point each and were fined 25% match-fees after they clashed with Sri Lankan players during the Nidahas Trophy. Australia's David Warner was fined for tunnel altercation with South Africa's Quinton de Kock. Nathan Lyon was fined 15% match fee for his reaction post ABD's run-out. Kagiso Rabada was also reprimanded for his behavior.