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Munsey and Budge fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

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Scotland players George Munsey and Dylan Budge have both been fined 15 per cent of their match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 match against Papua New Guinea in Muscat on Wednesday.

Munsey was found to have breached Article 2.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an International Match.”

The Incident occurred in the 38th over of Scotland’s innings, when Munsey hit the stumps with his bat after his caught and bowled dismissal.

Budge was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an International Match.”

Budge expressed disappointment on being adjudged leg before wicket in the 42nd over of their innings, indicating that the ball had touched his bat.

In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary records of the players, both of whom did not have any previous offence in a 24-month period.

Both players admitted the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by Graeme La Brooy of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees.

On-field umpires Rahul Asher and Vinod Babu, and reserve umpire Ahmed Shah Pakteen levelled the charges.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

The original article can be found here.

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