Navdeep Saini fined by ICC for breaching the Code of Conduct in the T20I against West Indies

India's latest fast bowling sensation Navdeep Saini has been fined by the ICC for breaching the code of conduct in his T20I match against the West Indies in the United States. Navdeep Saini had a dream debut in the opening T20I against the West Indies as the Indian speedster took 3 vital wickets for 17 runs that really turned the match in India's favor.

On Saturday, the young Indian bowler landed in trouble after breaching the code of conduct by ICC.


As per the statement by ICC, he has breached the Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players which includes the use of gestures that could provoke aggressive reaction from a batsman after his dismissal. It all happened during the 4th over of the West Indies innings, when Nicholas Pooran was dismissed by Saini. After dismissing Pooran, Saini was seen gesturing at the batsman, which is indeed a violation of the code of conduct for players set up by ICC.


Later Saini admitted to the charges levelled by On-field umpires Nigel Duguid and Gregory Braithwaite, third umpire Leslie Reifer and fourth official Patrick Gustard. As Saini already accepted the charge, there was no need for any formal hearing. If a player accumulates 4 or more demerit points within a span of 24 months, they will be converted to suspension points and the player will be banned.

If a player gets two suspension points, it will be equal to a ban from one test or two ODIs or T20Is. Navdeep Saini is quite new into the international cricket arena and is very much low in terms of experience. At the same time, he is also young and we will not be wondered if such a player breaches the code of conduct. But with time and experience, this player can become a much matured player.

by Ricky Tandon | Tue, Aug 06 - 12:19 PM

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