Cape Town - England
fast bowler James Anderson has received an official reprimand and one demerit
point for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day’s play in the
first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday.
was found to have violated Article 2.8 of the Code of Conduct, which
relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international
now has two demerit points against his name after he had received one demerit
point for showing dissent during the second day of the fifth Test against India
at The Oval in September.
incident happened in the 39th over of Sri Lanka’s innings when
Anderson showed dissent by first complaining at the umpire’s decision and then
throwing the ball into the pitch after he had received a first warning from
umpire Chris Gaffaney for running on the wicket.
the match, Anderson admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by
match referee Andy Pycroft. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
charge was levelled by on-field umpires Gaffaney and Marais Erasmus, third
umpire S Ravi and fourth umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge.
1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty
of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.