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ICC fines Kyle Jamieson for Code of Conduct breach

By Bet Barter

January 1, 2021

New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson was fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct. ICC has fined 25% of Kyle Jamieson’s match fees. The ICC has levied the fine on Jamieson for tossing the ball at Pakistan's Faheem Ashraf in an improper way.

The New Zealand team is currently playing against Pakistan in the first Test of the two-match series. Pakistan team won the toss and offered New Zealand to bat first. However, the Kiwi team had made sure that they take the match in their favor as their batsmen went on to pile up 431 runs. The Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson scored a smashing century again.

According to ICC, the incident of breaching occurred on Monday. Jamieson threw the ball towards Faheem Ashraf at a high speed after fielding it on his follow-through. At that moment, the batsman was away from the stumps. However, he was inside the pop-up crease and did not intend to take a run.

The ICC further added that Jamieson has taken responsibility for the offense committed by him. He also has accepted the fine suggested by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates ICC Elite Match Referees. The fine has also been approved by ICC Cricket Operations Department in accordance to the COVID-19 Interim Gaming Regulations. ICC has mentioned that they would not need to arrange for a formal hearing after Jamieson accepted the breach.

New Zealand leading the 2-match series against Pakistan

The Pakistan Cricket Team could make only 271 runs in their second innings. Once again, the Kiwi batsmen tormented Pakistan's bowlers when they came out to bat during the test. With the final target of 373 runs, the Pakistan team crumbled down against the Kiwi bowling attack. This is the 18th consecutive Test without a win by the subcontinent team in New Zealand.

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