London, June 7: Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa was on Friday reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during their World Cup tie against the West Indies. AUS vs WI, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Twitterati Lauds Mitchell Starc for his Five-Wicket Haul As Australia Beat West Indies.
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, a statement said.
Zampa was not only handed a formal warning but one demerit point was also added to his disciplinary record. The incident occurred at the end of the 29th over of the West Indies innings when Zampa was heard using an audible obscenity by the umpires.
Australian bowler Adam Zampa has been reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct during match b/w Australia&West Indies at #WorldCup2019. The incident occurred at the end of the 29th over of the West Indies innings when Zampa was heard using an audible obscenity by the umpires
— ANI (@ANI) June 7, 2019
"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. Australia vs West Indies, ICC CWC 2019 Match Result and Report: Nathan Coulter-Nile and Mitchell Starc Star As AUS Beat WI in Close Contest.
"On-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge and fourth official S Ravi levelled the charges." Australia won the game by 15 runs to record their second victory in as many matches after beating Afghanistan in their opening game.