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January 14, 2014
Uganda's Deusdedit Muhumuza has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action after the first day's play at the World Cup Qualifiers in New Zealand on Monday.
The ICC stated that Muhumuza was reported by umpires Michael Gough, Ahsan Raza and Joel Wilson following his side's seven-wicket defeat to the Netherlands at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Muhumuza, a 24-year-old right-arm medium pacer, bowled four overs against the Netherlands and finished with 0 for 18.
Muhumuza is now required to submit to an analysis of his bowling action and his home board must provide the ICC with a written report of the outcome of the analysis within seven days.
The ICC also announced on Tuesday that Kenya's Morris Ouma and Papua New Guinea's Raymond Haoda have been reprimanded for breaching the ICC's Code of Conduct during PNG's eight-wicket win over Kenya on Monday at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth.
Both Ouma and Haoda were found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match." The incident relating to Ouma occurred in the 18th over of Kenya's innings, when Ouma used offensive language after being caught in the outfield. Haoda's breach occurred in the 37th over, when he used offensive language after a dropped catch from his bowling.
At the end of the match, both players admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by ICC match referee Jeff Crowe. "The reactions of the players were clearly in breach of the Code, as offensive language has no place on a cricket field. Players need to understand the importance of conducting themselves within the spirit of the game," Crowe said.
The charges were brought by on-field umpires Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Shaun George, and third umpire Billy Bowden. All Level 1 breaches for this offence carry a penalty of a warning/reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine up to 50% of the applicable match fee.
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