USA's Jan Nisar Khan receives two-match suspension for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
The USA’s Jan Nisar Khan has received a two-match suspension and four demerit points for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during its ICC World Cricket League Division 3 match against Singapore, in Oman.
Khan was found to have violated Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.
The incident happened in the 26th over of the USA’s innings when the batsman Khan on being adjudged caught behind appeared to show dissent at the decision and directed abusive language towards the umpire and his decision.
Khan pleaded not guilty to the charge and, as such, a hearing took place following which the Tournament Referee V Narayanan Kutty found Khan guilty of dissent as charged and handed him two suspension points and four demerit points.
The charge was levelled by match officials Akbar Ali Khan, Rahul Asher and Vinay Kumar Jha.
Level 2 breaches carry a minimum penalty of the imposition of a fine of between 50-100% of the applicable Match Fee or up to two (2) Suspension Points, and three or four demerit points.
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