Rahul Vishwakarma, the Nepal left-arm spinner who grabbed a match-winning 7 for 15 against USA to help his team win the ICC World Cricket League Division 5 trophy, has been reprimanded for misconduct. The reprimand was issued by ICC match referee David Jukes, who did not convene a disciplinary hearing as Vishwakarma pleaded guilty to the charge.
Through his admission, Vishwakarma was found to have breached Section 12 Article 2.1.6 of the ICC Code, which relates to "pointing or gesturing towards the pavilion by a bowler or other member of the fielding side upon the dismissal of a batsman".
"Mr. Vishwakarma has apologised for his actions, and has given me an assurance that we will not see a recurrence," Jukes said.
The charge was brought by the two on-field umpires Tyron Wijewardene and Sarika Prasad at the conclusion of the match which Nepal won by five wickets.