USA cricketer Jan Nisar Khan suspended for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
He was charged for a Level 2 breach by the match officials.
Updated - Nov 27, 2018 12:38 pm
The United States of America’s Jan Nisar Khan has received a two-match suspension and four demerit points for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during its ICC World Cricket League Division 3 match against Singapore, in Oman on Monday. Khan was found to have violated Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.
The incident happened in the 26th over of the USA’s innings when the batsman Khan on being adjudged caught behind appeared to show dissent at the decision and directed abusive language towards the umpire and his decision. Khan pleaded not guilty to the charge and, as such, a hearing took place following which the Tournament Referee V Narayanan Kutty found Khan guilty of dissent as charged and handed him two suspension points and four demerit points.
The charge was levelled by match officials Akbar Ali Khan, Rahul Asher and Vinay Kumar Jha. As per the ICC’s Code of Conduct, level 2 breaches carry a minimum penalty of the imposition of a fine of between 50-100% of the applicable Match Fee or up to two (2) Suspension Points, and three or four demerit points.
Jan Nisar’s career thus far
The 37-year-old who has played 68 first-class matches, 52 List A games and 12 T20s has scored 2213, 716 and 158 runs in respective formats. Jan Nisar a Pakistan-born cricketer has represented age group teams in Pakistan at the U15 and U10 levels. Along with that, he played for Pakistan Customs, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan, Peshawar Cricket Association, Peshawar Panthers, Redco Pakistan Ltd as well as the Pakistan A team.