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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.

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