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England vs Pakistan: Stuart Broad fined 15 percent of match fee for 'inappropriate language'

Broad admitted to the offense that occurred on Saturday during Pakistan’s second innings in the team's three-wicket loss to England in Manchester

England vs Pakistan: Stuart Broad fined 15 percent of match fee for 'inappropriate language'

England fast bowler Stuart Broad was fined 15 percent of his match fee for using what the ICC described as “inappropriate language” following the dismissal of Pakistan's Yasir Shah during the first test.

The man handing down the sanction? Broad's father.

Stuart Broad missed the first Test as Jofra Archer and Mark Wood were preferred. AP

File image of Stuart Broad. AP

Broad admitted to the offense that occurred on Saturday during Pakistan’s second innings in the team's three-wicket loss to England in Manchester. He accepted the punishment that was proposed by his father, Chris Broad, who is on the governing body's elite panel of match referees.

It was the younger Broad's third offense in a 24-month period, taking his cumulative demerit points to three. His previous breaches were in January during the fourth test against South Africa at the Wanderers, and in August 2018 in the third test against India at Trent Bridge.

Updated Date: August 11, 2020 19:40:30 IST

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