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Matthew Wade reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

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Barbados: Australia’s Matthew Wade has been handed an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

This incident took place during Australia’s Group B match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 against England in Barbados. Australia won this encounter at Kensington Oval by 36 runs.

In the 18th over of Australia’s innings, Wade played a delivery from Adil Rashid back to the bowler but expected it to be called a ‘dead ball’ by the umpire. When the umpire didn’t make the call, Wade argued with the umpires over the decision.

The wicket-keeper batter was found in breach of Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during an International Match.”

In addition, one demerit point has been added to Wade’s disciplinary record. It was his first offence in a 24-month period, an ICC report said.

On-field umpires Nitin Menon and Joel Wilson, along with third umpire Asif Yaqoob and fourth umpire Jayaraman Madangopal levelled the charge.

There was no need of a formal hearing as Wade admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees.

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