World T20 2016 March 27, 2016

Roy, Willey fined for breaching code of conduct

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jason Roy was not pleased with the umpire's lbw verdict © AFP

England opener Jason Roy and fast bowler David Willey have been fined for breaching the ICC's Code of Conduct during their team's 10-run victory against Sri Lanka in Delhi.

Roy, who blasted a 39-ball 42, was found to have been in violation of Article 2.1.5, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match". Roy, after being adjudged lbw in the 13th over, was heard using obscene language, and threw his bat and helmet as he left the field. He was fined 30% of his match fee.

Willey's incident concerned his send-off for Milinda Siriwardana during Sri Lanka's innings. Willey, who ended with 2 for 26, was seen pointing to the pavilion and using obscene language after dismissing the batsman. He had violated Article 2.1.7, dealing with "using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match", and was docked 15% of his match fee.

Since both Willey and Roy admitted the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, there was no need for a formal hearing.

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