All Africa – Zimbabwe’s all-rounder Sikandar Raza has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third One-Day International cricket match against Afghanistan in Sharjah on Tuesday.

Summary

  • Zimbabwe’s all-rounder Sikandar Raza has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third One-Day International cricket match against Afghanistan in Sharjah on Tuesday.
  • Raza was found to have violated Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match.”
  • The incident happened in the 23rd over of Zimbabwe’s innings when Raza, after being adjudged leg before, questioned the umpire’s decision by raising his arms before leaving the crease after a short time.
  • Raza’s query though appeared to have some merits but the umpire’s decision stood.
  • Raza admitted the offence after the match and accepted the sanction proposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.


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