David Willey, Jason Roy handed fines for code of conduct breach
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined England cricketers David Willey and Jason Roy for breaching the code of conduct during their match against Sri Lanka in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 in Delhi.
According to an ICC press release, Willey was fined 15 percent of his match fee for having given an aggressive send off to Sri Lankan all-rounder Milinda Siriwardana.
Roy, who played a crucial role in setting up England’s total of 171 runs, was fined 30 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at the umpire’s decision.
The ICC also revealed that Roy had shown dissent twice, once after being given out and the second time when he threw his helmet and bat while walking off the ground.
“England opener Jason Roy and fast bowler David Willey have been fined for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during their side’s ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 match against Sri Lanka in Delhi on Saturday,” said the ICC release.
“Roy displayed dissent on two accounts after he was given out leg before in the 13th over (obscene language on being given out and then throwing his bat and helmet as he left the field) for which he has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee.
“Willey, after dismissing Milinda Siriwardana in the third over, used obscene language and pointed to the pavilion in giving the batsman a send-off. For this offence, Willey has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee.”
Since both Roy and Willey admitted their offences and accepted the fines handed out by the match referee Jeff Crowe, there was no need for a formal hearing.
England went on to secure a 10-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in Delhi and qualified for the semi-finals, where they will meet New Zealand on 30th March.
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