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India vs England 3rd Test: Stuart Broad fined 15 percent of match fee following aggressive send-off to Pant


Stuart Broad reacts as he bowls during play on the first day of the third Test cricket match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP

Nottingham: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined England pacer Stuart Broad 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Code of Conduct during the second day of the third Test against India at Trent Bridge here.

As per an official statement, Broad was found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match. In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of the fast bowler, for whom it was the first offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016, the ICC noted.

During the 92nd over of India’s first innings on Sunday, Broad, after the dismissal of India’s Rishabh Pant, was caught speaking in an aggressive manner to the latter, which had the potential to provoke an aggressive reaction from the dismissed batsman.

The English pacer accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney and third umpire Aleem Dar. At the end of Day 4, England had put a total of 311 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of nine wickets, owing to Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s five-wicket spell.