Australia’s Mitchell Starc has been fined for breaching Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the final day of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand at The Gabba on Monday.
Starc was fined 50 per cent of his match fee by Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.
The player was found to have breached Article 2.2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “Throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment such as a water bottle) at or near a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during an International Match.”
After the third ball of the 84th over, Starc threw the ball in a dangerous manner near batsman Mark Craig.
Starc admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Nigel Llong, third umpire S. Ravi, and fourth umpire Paul Wilson.
All Level 2 breaches carry a minimum penalty of the imposition of a fine of between 50-100% of the applicable match fee, and/or up to two (2) suspension points.