Afghanistan vs West Indies 2017, 1st ODI at St Lucia: Afsar Zazai fined, Ashley Nurse reprimanded

Afghanistan s Afsar Zazai has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee while West Indies player Ashley Nurse has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during the first one-day international in St. Lucia on Friday. Both players were found to have violated Article 2.1.5 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 . Following the level one offences, one demerit point each has been added to both players disciplinary records. Zazai showed dissent during the 29th over of the Afghanistan innings, when following an appeal for lbw, he displayed the TV review signal. Nurse showed excessive displeasure on being given out lbw during the 29th over of the West Indies innings. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Afghanistan vs West Indies 2017 – 1st ODI at St Lucia

After the match, both players admitted to their offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for formal hearings. The charges had been laid by on-field umpires Chettithody Shamshuddin and Joel Wilson, third umpire Leslie Reifer, and fourth umpire Nigel Diguid. AFG vs WI, 2nd ODI at Gros Islet: Visitors look to wrap series; Hosts eye comeback

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • Pursuant to Article 7.6 of the Code, if either of the player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they will be converted into suspension points and he will be banned.
  • Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player or player support personnel.
  • All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of a warning/reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine of up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee, and up to two demerit points.