Adam Zampa was heard using an audible obscenity by the on-field umpires at the end of the 29th over during the West Indies innings. @AFP

Australian legspinner Adam Zampa was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his team’s 15-run win over West Indies at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in a World Cup match on Thursday.

“Zampa was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using audible obscenities in an international match. In addition to the formal warning, one demerit point has been added to Zampa’s disciplinary record,” said the International Cricket Council (ICC) in a media release.

“The incident occurred at the end of the 29th over of the West Indies innings when Zampa was heard using an audible obscenity by the umpires,” continued ICC.

“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. On-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge and fourth official S Ravi levelled the charges,” added ICC. (ALSO READ: Cricket World Cup 2019: We always thought Nathan Coulter-Nile had the ability, he was exceptional: Aaron Finch)

If a player gets four and/or more demerit points in a space of 24 months, those points get converted into suspension and a player gets banned.

According to ICC rules, if a player gets two suspension points, it equates to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the said player.

The demerit points remain intact on a player or player support personnel’s disciplinary record for 24 months from its imposition. Post that those demerit points, will be removed.