CWG 2022: Katherine Brunt handed one demerit point for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Katherine Brunt breached Article 2.3 relating to the usage of audible obscenity.

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Katherine Brunt of England. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

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England Women’s medium pacer Katherine Brunt has been penalised for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the game against India in the Commonwealth Games 2022 semi-final in Birmingham on Saturday (August 7). Brunt was found to have used inappropriate language in the 17th over of India’s innings while a catch was dropped for Deepthi Sharma while England were bowling.

The 37-year-old had breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel which connects with the use of an audible obscenity during an International Match. There was not any need for a formal hearing as Brunt admitted the offence and accepted the sanction. The On-field umpires Eloise Sheridan and Kim Cotton, third umpire Claire Polosak and fourth umpire Shivani Mishra levelled the charge against Brunt.

One demerit point added to Brunt’s disciplinary record: ICC

Meanwhile, Brunt, who already had a demerit point in the last two-year period, was handed another demerit point by the ICC and she will now have to be more careful about the disciplinary record.

“In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to Brunt’s disciplinary record, for whom it was the second offence in a 24-month period, taking her cumulative demerit points to two,” the ICC stated in an official media release.

Meanwhile, in the game, India posted a big score of 164 for 5 in their 20 overs against England, thanks to an excellent 64-run knock from Smriti Mandhana at the top of the order. Jemimah Rodrigues unbeaten 44 also helped to accelerate the scoreboard while Freya Kump was the pick of the bowlers for England.

In reply, the hosts ended up losing the game by just 4 runs despite Danni Wyatt and Nat Sciver getting good starts with the bat. Sneh Rana’s 2 for 28 in his four-over spell helped India massively and the women in blue will now take on Australia in the gold medal match of the Commonwealth Games 2022.