Ashley Nurse handed one demerit point for using inappropriate language in the 3rd T20I

He was handed one demerit point after the Windies' final T20I against Bangladesh at Lauderhill.

Ashley Nurse
Ashley Nurse. (Photo Source: Twitter)

West Indies off-spinner Ashley Nurse has received an official reprimand and one demerit point for using inappropriate language during his side’s decisive T20I against Bangladesh at Lauderhill on Sunday. He was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”.

Nurse now has two demerit points against his name after he had received one demerit point for showing dissent during the first ODI against Afghanistan in St Lucia in June last year. Sunday’s incident happened in the second over of Bangladesh’s batting when the off-spinner, after being hit for a boundary off the last ball of his opening over, used inappropriate language, which was also picked up on the stump microphone.

Nurse admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction

After the end of the match, Nurse admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Nigel Duguid, third umpire Joel Wilson and fourth umpire Leslie Reifer.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

  • When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points and a player is banned
  • Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player
  • Demerit Points to remain on a Player or Player Support Personnel’s disciplinary record for a period of twenty-four (24) months from their imposition following which they will be expunged

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