The Australian spinner Adam Zampa has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a breach of their code of conduct during the World Cup match against West Indies in Nottingham on Thursday.
Zampa was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using “audible obscenities” in an international match.
The incident occurred at the end of the 29th over of the West Indies innings when the leg-spinner was heard using an abusive language by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney.
“Zampa admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” the statement read.
“On-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge and fourth official S Ravi levelled the charges.”
However, there is no immediate threat of a ban for the 27-year-old as players are only banned when they reach four or more demerit points within a 24-month period.
Zampa ended his spell with figures of 1-58 in a hard-fought affair at Trent Bridge. Australia won the game by 15 runs to register their second victory in as many matches after beating Afghanistan in their opening game.