On Tuesday, New Zealand fast-bowling all-rounder Kyle Jamieson was slapped with a 15 per cent fine of his match fee for using ‘inappropriate language’ in the second Test against Bangladesh at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
It all happened during the 41st over of Bangladesh’s first innings when Jamieson bowled a short-pitched delivery to Yasir Ali. In an attempt to go for a glory shot, Yasir ended up giving an easy catch to Daryl Mitchell at the deep mid-wicket region.
However, after removing the batter, Jamieson used some words which according to match referee Jeff Crowe were inappropriate and found the bowler guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.
As per an ICC statement, Jamieson had breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. This article is related to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”
Additionally, one demerit point was also added to Jamieson’s disciplinary record. It was the third offence in 24 months, taking his total demerit points to three. Notably, Jamieson’s previous breaches occurred in March 2021 during an ODI against Bangladesh in Christchurch and in December 2020 in a Test match against Pakistan in Tauranga.
On-field umpires Chris Gaffaney and Wayne Knights, third umpire Chris Brown and fourth umpire Shaun Haig levelled the charge. Jamieson admitted his offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Crowe.
For the unversed, Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.
Meanwhile, New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 117 runs to draw the two-match series at 1-1.
Captain Tom Latham (252) was named ‘Player of the Match’ for his splendid double century in the first innings. Apart from Latham, Devon Conway also scored a tremendous 109 to help Black Caps declare their first innings at a mammoth 521/6.
In response, Bangladesh got bundled out for just 126 in their first innings, while in the second essay, they could only manage 278.