India tour of England 2018, Fifth Test Match, England vs India
The Oval, London
England fast bowler James Anderson has been fined 15 percent of his match fee in relation to the incident that happened on Day 2 at the Oval in the ongoing fifth Test match between England and India. The pacer showed his dissent at an umpire’s decision during the 29th over of India’s first innings on Saturday (Sep 08).
ICC Player code of conduct was revised in September 2016 during which demerit points were introduced for the first time. And this is James Anderson’s first offense since the code revisions in Sep 2016. He was charged as he was found to have breached the Article 2.1.5 which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an International match”.
This incident happened during the 29th over of India’s first innings during a loud LBW shout appeal against Virat Kohli by James Anderson. The standing umpire in that over, Kumar Dharmasena, turned the appeal down. Showing his dissent, Anderson snatched his cap and jumper from Dharmasena and spoke to him in an aggressive manner as per the ICC media release.
“The incident happened in the 29th over of India’s innings when Anderson snatched his cap and jumper from umpire Kumar Dharmasena and then spoke to him in an aggressive manner following an unsuccessful LBW review against Virat Kohli,” said ICC in their media release.
In addition to the fine, a demerit point has been added to James Anderson’s disciplinary record. The charges on James Anderson were levelled by the two on-field umpires, Kumar Dharmasena and Joel Wilson, the third umpire Bruce Oxenford and the fourth umpire Tim Robinson. No formal hearing is needed in this matter as the England pacer agreed to the offense and accepted the charges.
“Anderson admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” added the release.
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