Bangladesh’s pacer Khaled Ahmed has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching ICC level 1 Code of Conduct during the day-2 play of the second Test against South Africa at Gqeberha, Port Elizabeth.
In a press release that they revealed on Tuesday, the authority of the global cricket stated that ‘Ahmed was found to have breached Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to throwing a ball at or near a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person in an inappropriate or dangerous manner during an International Match.’
Additionally, they informed me that one demerit point had been added to his disciplinary record.
‘One demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Ahmed, for whom it was the first offense in 24 months, taking his cumulative demerit points to one.’
The incident took place in the 95th over of South Africa’s first innings on day-2 vie when Kyle Verreynne hit the ball back towards Ahmed. Subsequently, the bowler threw it toward Verreynne inappropriately and dangerously, which eventually struck his right glove.
Kahled admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft, the match referee; therefore, there was no need for a formal hearing.
On-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Allahudien Paleker, third umpire Adrian Holdstock and fourth official Bongani Jele leveled the charges.
Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.
The 29-year-old Khaled right arm-pacer had a fine series against the Proteas in the two Tests that concluded on Monday at Port Elizabeth, where he earned 4 wickets, while in the series opener at Kingsmead, Durban, the right-handed pacer finished with another four.
Despite securing a phenomenal 2-1 win in the one-day series, the touring side conceded commending loss in the Test series where they were squashed by 220-run in the first Test while in the second and series-concluder they suffered a crushing 332-run lose that guided the hosts to clean sweep the Tigers by 2-0.