Navdeep Saini, India’s promising pacer, was found guilty of violating Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel in the first T20I against the West Indies in Florida on Saturday.
“Saini was found to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using actions or gestures which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon their dismissal. He has also been handed one demerit point,” the ICC statement read.
The incident occurred during the 4th over of the West Indies’ innings when Saini took the wicket of Nicholas Pooran and subsequently, gave him an animated send-off.
“The player admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” the ICC release further said.
Saini starred in his debut game as he picked up three wickets, but went wicketless in the second match. India have won both the games and are 2-0 up in the three-match T20I series, with the last game scheduled to take place at the Guyana National Stadium on Tuesday.