World T20: Marlon Samuels fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct after Ben Stokes incident

PTI, Apr, 04 2016
World T20: Marlon Samuels fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct after Ben Stokes incident

Kolkata: Marlon Samuels of the West Indies was on Sunday fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's ICC World Tweny20 India 2016 final against England at Eden Gardens.

Marlon Samuels. AP

Samuels was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match".

The incident happened in the final over of West Indies' run-chase when Samuels used abusive and offensive language directed at Ben Stokes.

Samuels admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge were levelled by on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Rod Tucker, third umpire Marais Erasmus and fourth umpire Bruce Oxenford, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.

For all first offences, Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee.

Published Date: Apr 04, 2016 | Updated Date: Apr 04, 2016


Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3925 123
2 South Africa 3050 117
3 Australia 3087 100
4 England 3362 99
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115