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Zampa reprimanded for abusive language

Last updated on: June 07, 2019 19:54 IST
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Adam Zampa and Steve Smith

IMAGE: Australia's Steve Smith, left, celebrates with Adam Zampa after running out Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi during their World Cup match. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa has received an official reprimand and one demerit point for breaching the International Cricket Council's code of conduct during the World Cup match against West Indies.


Zampa was charged by the ICC for using an "audible obscenity" at the end of the 29th over of the West Indies innings at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

"Zampa admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing," the ICC said.

Zampa finished with figures of 1 for 58 in 10 overs as Australia beat the West Indies by 15 runs for their second consecutive victory at the World Cup.

On-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge and fourth official S Ravi levelled the charges.

For the record: * When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points and a player is banned.

** Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player.

*** Demerit Points to remain on a Player or Player Support Personnel’s disciplinary record for a period of 24 months from their imposition following which they will be expunged.

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