Afg v Scotland, Intercontinental Cup final, 3rd day December 4, 2010

ICC reprimands Parker, Shenwari

ESPNcricinfo staff

Scotland's Matthew Parker and Afghanistan's Samiullah Shenwari have both been reprimanded and warned of their future conduct for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during Saturday's Intercontinental Cup final, which Afghanistan won by seven wickets. A reprimand and a warning is the minimum penalty for a Level 1 violation.

The two players admitted to the charges and accepted match referee David Jukes' sanctions, thereby eliminating the need for a disciplinary hearing. Parker was guilty of violating Section 12, Article 2.1.6 of the code, which covers pointing or gesturing towards the pavilion by a bowler or a fielder during an international match.

"It is very unfortunate that Mr Parker acted in this way," Jukes said in a statement, "and whilst I am certain that he was highly elated - following the fall of such an important wicket - he must take responsibility for his actions, and learn that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated in international cricket."

Shenwari admitted to violating Article 2.1.5 of the same section, which deals with excessive appealing. "Excitement and occasion aside, it is unfortunate that Mr Shenwari failed to follow the advice he was offered by both the on-field umpires and his captain," Jukes said. "He has since been warned and reprimanded, and I sincerely hope that he has learned that this type of behaviour is not acceptable and will not be tolerated." Shenwari took 3 for 15 in Scotland's second innings, helping to bowl them out for 82, and set-up Afghanistan's victory.

Parker was reported to the match referee by on-field umpires Kumara Dharmasena and Buddhi Pradhanm, who both also reported Shenwari, along with third umpire Fidel Ja'ary. The match referee's decision is final and binding.

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  • Dummy4 on December 7, 2010, 6:59 GMT

    long live afgan frm INDIA

  • Terry on December 5, 2010, 1:46 GMT

    Its a pity that the match referee cant reprimand the ICC for B.S.S. Failure to take human nature into account.

    The purpose of these articles was original meant to prevent problems from occuring on the field. Now days they have turned cricketters into mindless zombies. Its why cricket is loosing its special feeling. What happens on field should stay there.

    The only exceptions should be if a player is physically touched (unless by accident) or is being excessively intimidated such as swearing at a player or umpire, rude or inappropriate actions, ridiculing a player based on race, gender, sexuality, etc, or similar actions.

    Players should also be allowed to state things that they believe, such as when Gilchrist in 2000 said that Muliduin was "creating a generation of chuckers" as it wasnt ridiculing him as was not directed at him. Players should be able to tell the media "I think the umpire got it wrong" or "the umpire made a lot of mistakes & I believe he shouldnt be umpiring"

  • Dummy4 on December 4, 2010, 23:13 GMT

    Come on! Reprimand for excessive appealing? They are a young team and have entered the world of cricket recently. They are bound to be a bit over-excited! If they were a regular test side, it would have been ok. But its an associate nation for god's sake!

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