Darren Sammy and John Mooney fined for breaching Level 1 Code of Conduct

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Darren Sammy and John Mooney fined for breaching Level 1 Code of Conduct

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Darren Sammy and John Mooney fined for breaching Level 1 Code of Conduct: The International Cricket Council (ICC) coming into action as soon as the match between the West Indies and Ireland got over, has examined and booked one player form either side of a breach of Level 1 Code of Conduct of the ICC.

Darren Sammy the West Indian all-rounder and Irish bowler John Mooney were both found guilty of an equivalent level of offence and were immediately fined 30 per cent of the match fees.

The Article 2.1.4 of the Level 1 of the International Cricket Council Code of conduct keeps an eye on the Language or a gesture used by players during an international match. Both the offences happened separately first while Sammy was batting in the 34th over and later during the 45th over it was clearly seen that Mooney shot out a number of swears when a catch was dropped off his bowling.

ICC has made it very clear even before the start of the world cup 2015 that they will have a close watch on any incident happening on the screen which can damage the image of the game and is inappropriate representation of the Gentlemen’s sport that cricket is.

West Indies batsman Darren Sammy and Ireland bowler John Mooney have both been fined 30 per cent of their match fees for violating Level 1 Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International match” following Ireland’s four-wicket victory in Nelson on Monday.

Both offences happened in separate incidents in the first innings when Sammy was heard on television screens using inappropriate words after playing a shot in the 34th over, while in the second instance Mooney swore several times when a fielder dropped a catch in the 45th over.

Both players admitted the offences and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad, of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

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.