Amjad receives ICC reprimand

Tuesday 10th March 2009

ENGLAND spinner Monty Panesar has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICCCode of Conduct for Players and Officials during the fifth Test against West Indies at Trinidad, whilst fast bowler Amjad Khan (pictured) has received a reprimand for also breaching the Code.

Khan was found guilty of excessive appealing by ICCMatch Referee Alan Hurst in a hearing after play concluded in Port of Spain on Monday. Like Panesar, Khan was found to have breached Level 1.5 of the Code of Conduct after he celebrated a dismissal before the decision was made by the umpire.

’This is Amjad Khan’s first Test match and I am willing to accept that he didn’t fully appreciate the importance of adhering to the ICCCode of Conduct,’ said Mr Hurst.

’In his defence, he apologised for his actions to the on-field umpires immediately after the incident and again at the hearing. It was an isolated incident, but at the same time he has to learn that all players must show due respect for the roles of the umpires,’ he said.

The charge was brought by all four umpires and Mr Hurst reached his conclusion after a hearing attended by Khan, the umpires, Phil Neale, Andy Flower and Andrew Strauss.

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