ICC reprimands Khaleel Ahmed for giving a send-off to Marlon Samuels

India left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed received an official warning and one demerit point after he was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth ODI against the Windies on Monday.


Khaleel was found to have violated Article 2.5 of the Code, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an international match”.

The incident for which he was charged took place in the 14th over, when he advanced aggressively towards Marlon Samuels after getting him to edge one to Rohit Sharma in the slips.


Khaleel Ahmed celebrates the dismissal of Marlon Samuels during the fourth ODI between India and West Indies in Mumbai
Khaleel Ahmed celebrates the dismissal of Marlon Samuels during the fourth ODI between India and West Indies in Mumbai

After the match, Ahmed admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad, the match referee.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Anil Chaudhary, third umpire Paul Wilson, as well as fourth umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin.

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.

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