ICC reported in a media release on November 11th that Jonny Bairstow had been reprimanded and had been handed one demerit point for using “audible obscenity during an international match”
Bairstow was found guilty of breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the last T20I match against New Zealand in Auckland on Sunday. The particular incident took place in the seventh over of England’s innings, and it was picked up on stump mic and apparently, “heard on TV.”
On-field umpires Wayne Knights and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Christopher Brown as well as fourth umpire Shaun Haig leveled the charge the following day. Bairstow admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Andy Pycroft, and no official hearing was required.
Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.
England clinched the series 3-2 by defeating New Zealand in the Super Over after the game remained undecided.
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