U19 World Cup 2020: Sam Fanning receives two demerit for violating ICC Code of Conduct

U19 World Cup 2020: Sam Fanning receives two demerit for violating ICC Code of Conduct

Kartik Tyagi was awarded Man of the Match for registering bowling figures of 4/24 in his eight overs.

Sam Fanning
Sam Fanning. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia’s Sam Fanning has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel and has received two demerit points, for an incident during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Super League quarter-final match against India at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom on Tuesday.

The Australia batsman was found to have violated Article 2.12 of the code, which relates to “inappropriate physical contact with another player during an international match”. Fanning on the first ball of the 31st over stuck his elbow out which made contact with the bowler while running which is deemed as inappropriate contact with another player.

After the match Sam Fanning admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Match Referee Graeme Labrooy as such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Adrian Holdstock and Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid, third umpire Wayne Knights as well as fourth umpire Asif Yaqoob. Level 1 breaches for this event carry a penalty of an official reprimand and a penalty of one or two demerit points.

India thump Australia in the quarterfinal

Coming onto the match, Australia restricted the in-form Indian colts on a nominal score of 233 runs for a loss of nine wickets in stipulated 50 overs. Corey Kelly and Todd Murphy did an impressive job with the ball as both the players took 2 wickets each. It looked like the Aussie U19 team might chase the target but that was not the case.

Kartik Tyagi, the young fast bowler produced an astonishing bowling spell that left Australian colts struggling in the match. He registered amazing bowling figures of 4/24 in his eight overs. He was well partnered by his teammate Akash Singh, who also scalped three wickets in the game. In the end, Aussie colts failed to play a total of their 50 overs and they were dismissed at a score of 159 runs in 43.3 overs.

Their batsmen struggled throughout the game against the Indian Under-19 bowling unit due to which they had to suffer a defeat by a big margin of 74 runs. Kartik Tyagi was awarded Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling in the match. This victory also helped India Under-19 for qualifying into the semi-final of the ongoing Under-19 World Cup.