February 25, 2010

ICC World Cricket League Division Five

Razak receives official reprimand

Liam Brickhill

Singapore's Mohamed Shoib Abdul Razak has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his country's match against United States of America in the World Cricket League Division 5 on Wednesday.

The charge was brought by the two on-field umpires, Tyron Wijewardene and Buddhi Pradham, at the conclusion of the match, which Singapore won by 99 runs. Razak was found to have breached Section 12 Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code, which relates to 'showing dissent at an umpire's decision'.

He pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted the penalty imposed by Match Referee David Jukes without the need to convene a disciplinary hearing. "Heat of the moment or not, there is no place for this sort of behaviour in international cricket. Mr Razak has apologised for his actions and I hope that we will not see a recurrence," said Jukes.

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