December 27, 2002

Caddick charged with Code of Conduct level 1 offence

Released on behalf of the International Cricket Council's

England fast bowler Andrew Caddick has been charged with a Level 1 offence under the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Code of Conduct.

The charge relates to point 1.4 which sites as a punishable offence: "Using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting and/or the making of an obscene gesture."

The incident under investigation took place during the 14th over of the second day's play of the fourth Orange Test match against Australia when Caddick allegedly made a gesture.

The hearing will take place on Saturday with a statement to follow.

A Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct carries with it a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of a fine of 50 percent of a player or official's match fee.