Saeed Ajmal Reprimanded For Obscene Language

Saeed Ajmal appeals for a wicket
Saeed Ajmal has been reprimanded and fined
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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reprimanded and warned for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct after using obscene language during the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Ajmal, who will shortly undergo independent analysis of his bowling action after being reported in the opening Test, was charged with a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.

On day four, during the 105th over of Sri Lanka's second innings, Ajmal used obscene language which was picked up by stump microphones and heard by viewers around the world.

Article 2.1.4 of the code relates to 'using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match'.

On-field umpires Ian Gould and Richard Illingworth and third umpire Bruce Oxenford laid the charge against him before he was given a reprimand and a warning - the minimum penalty for Level 1 offences.

Pakistan went on to lose the match by 105 runs.

© Cricket World 2014

Fixtures & Results
6th-10th August: 1st Test, Galle
Sri Lanka 533-9 dec. & 99-3 beat
Pakistan 451 & 180 by seven wickets
14th-18th August: 2nd Test, Colombo
Sri Lanka 320 & 282 (Sangakkara 59) beat
Pakistan 330 & 165 (Herath 5-57) by 105 runs
23rd August: 1st ODI, Hambantota
Pakistan 277-6 (Sohaib Maqsood 89no) beat
Sri Lanka 275-7 by four wickets (D/L)
26th August: 2nd ODI, Hambantota
Sri Lanka 310-9 (Mathews 93, Jayawardene 67) beat
Pakistan 233 (Mohammad Hafeez 62) by 77 runs
30th August: 3rd ODI, Dambulla
Sri Lanka 104-3 (Dilshan 50no) beat
Pakistan 102 (Perera 4-34) by seven wickets