Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has been fined by the ICC after he breached their Code of Conduct during the Twenty20 victory over Sri Lanka.
Ajmal was seen to have pointed to the dressing room and used aggressive language to Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara when the spinner dismissed him. Ajmal was reported by both on field umpires as well as the third umpire.
The off spinner was charged under Level 1.6 of the Code for using aggressive language towards an opponent and he was fined 15% of his match fee.
The match referee Alan Hurst said:
“The player had no previous instances of this type of behaviour but it was pointed out to him during the hearing that his actions were a clear breach of the ICC Code of Conduct and something seen not only on the replay screen at the ground but also by the many millions of people watching on television around the world.”
“This type of action cannot be tolerated as it does not promote the playing of the game in the expected positive spirit.”
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