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Match Referee Speaks To Amir Over Future Conduct

Match Referee Speaks To Amir Over Future Conduct
Match Referee Speaks To Amir Over Future Conduct
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International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee Chris Broad has spoken with Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir following an incident on day one of the first Test match against Australia at Lord's.

After taking the wicket of Ricky Ponting, Amir crossed paths with the Australian captain and both players made contact with each other.

The incident followed a similar occurence at Edgbaston when Amir almost collided with Michael Clarke having bowled him in the second Twenty20 International.

Match referee Chris Broad explained: “Aamer is a young, exciting, talented player full of enthusiasm for this great sport and that is to be celebrated and nurtured.

“But there are a few things he still has to learn in relation to how to conduct himself on the field of play. I told him that when he takes a wicket, he should celebrate with his team-mates rather than getting himself into the personal space of the outgoing batsman. It’s a spirit of cricket issue.

“It has happened twice now so we as a playing control team thought it would be sensible for me to have a word with him. He accepted it graciously and undertook to avoid a repeat occurrence. As far as we are concerned the issue is now closed,” he added.

Neither on-field umpires (Ian Gould and Rudi Koertzen) thought the incident warranted any formal action under the ICC Code of Conduct.

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