Imran Tahir reprimanded by ICC
South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir was reprimanded by International Cricket Council (ICC) for his celebration in recently concluded second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in Johannesburg.
The 37-year-old removed his national jersey and revealed his t-shirt which had the image of the late Junaid Jamshed, a singer and a religious preacher who was a victim of a plane crash in December.
A statement released by ICC said Tahir was found guilty of breach of Section G1 of the ICC Clothing and Equipment Rules and Regulations which states "Players and team officials shall not be permitted to wear, display or otherwise convey messages through arm bands or other items affixed to clothing or equipment ("Personal Messages") unless approved in advance by both the player or team official's Board and the ICC Cricket Operations Department. Approval shall not be granted for messages which relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes".
Since, Tahir accepted the charges laid, there was no necessity for a formal hearing.
Tahir bowled four overs in the game and picked a wicket while conceding just 14 runs.
With both teams having won a game each, Sri Lanka and South Africa will lock horns for the third and final T20I which kicks off on 25th January at Newlands in Cape Town.
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