The Chevrons all-rounder was fined for showing dissent at an umpire during Zimbabwe’s 6-wicket loss to Afghanistan in Sharjah on Tuesday.
By SportBrief Reporter
Zimbabwean Sikandar Raza has received one demerit point and fined 15 percent of his match fees for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third One-Day International against Afghanistan in Sharjah on Tuesday (February 13).
Raza, visibly frustrated by the Chevrons loss to Afghanistan perhaps took things too far as he failed to control himself resulting in him being penalized by the ICC.
The incident happened during the 23rd over of Zimbabwe’s batting innings. On being given out LBW off Rashid Khan, with Raza appearing to question the umpire’s decision by raising his arms before leaving the crease after a short time.
Match referee Richie Richardson reported Raza for “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match” under Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
However, Raza was quick to admit to the offence and accepted the sanctions, so that means there will be no formal hearing over the matter.
Demerit points remain active for a 24-month period with four or more demerit points during the rolling period resulting in suspension.