Akmal and Peterson fined for physical contact

2013-10-19 00:00

ABU DHABI — Pakistan’s Adnan Akmal and Robin Peterson of South Africa have been fined 50% of their match fees after pleading guilty to a level two breach of the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct during the fourth day’s play in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

The two players were found to have breached Article 2.2.4 of the ICC code of conduct for players and player support personnel, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play during an international match”.

The charges had been laid by the on-field umpires Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker, as well as third umpire Ian Gould and fourth umpire Shozab Raza.

The incident happened when Adnan, while trying to pick up the bail, used his shoulder and body to push Peterson, who reacted by pushing the Pakistan wicketkeeper. Both players pleaded guilty to the charge and as such, under the provisions of the code, the matter was determined by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.

Explaining his decision, Boon said: “Deliberate physical contact is an action that does not belong in our game and will in no way be condoned in any situation”.

All level two breaches carry a minimum penalty of a fine of 50% of the applicable match fee and/or up to two suspension points.

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