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Foul language: Ajmal reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

According to ICC, Saeed was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the Code, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”.

The charge related to an incident after the 105th over of Sri Lanka’s second innings when he used obscene language, which was picked up by the stump microphone and heard on television.

The charge was laid by the on-field umpires Ian Gould and Richard Illingworth, and third umpire Bruce Oxenford, all from the Emirates Elite Panel off ICC Umpires.

All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.



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