Stuart Broad fined 15% of match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct

Stuart Broad fined 15% of match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct

He was involved in an altercation with Faf du Plessis.

Faf du Plessis and Stuart Broad
Faf du Plessis and Stuart Broad. (Photo Source: Twitter)

England fast bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth Test against South Africa at the Wanderers. Broad was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “use of an audible obscenity during an International Match.”

In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Broad, for whom it was the second offence in a 24-month period, taking his demerit points to two. The incident occurred on Monday when Broad approached South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and used inappropriate language.

On-field umpires Rod Tucker and Joel Wilson, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and fourth official Allahdien Palekar levelled the charges. 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.

England win the series comfortably

Amidst the heated moments during the fourth day’s play at the Wanderers, England managed to seal the series with some brilliant bowling performances. Defending 466, they kept picking the wickets at the regular intervals and strangled South Africa. Though the home side fought gamely with Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis digging in, England struck at the right time.

Van der Dussen was unlucky not to get to his maiden century but he was dismissed to some brilliant field setting. As far as Stuart Broad is concerned, he performed more of a holding job with the ball in this Test with Mark Wood and others doing well. The pacer took a couple of wickets in the second innings (2/26) picking wickets Temba Bavuma and Dwaine Pretorius.

South Africa lost their last six wickets for just 39 runs and were bowled out for 274 runs in the 78th over of the innings falling short of the target by 191 runs. Mark Wood wan the Man of the Match award while Ben Stokes was awarded with the Man of the Series trophy.