India fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ishant-sharma/">Ishant Sharma</a> has been fined 15 per cent of his match and has also received one demerit point after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the third day s play in the first Test against England <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-england-2018-200789/live-scores/india-vs-england-live-cricket-score-1st-test-match-184490-full-scorecard.html">at Edgbaston</a> on Friday. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-england-2018-200789/live-scores/india-vs-england-live-cricket-score-1st-test-match-184490-full-scorecard.html">SCORECARD</a> | <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-england-1st-test-day-3-virat-kohli-firm-india-84-away-from-win-732232">REPORT</a> | <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-england-1st-test-match-home-live-scores-updates-reports-videos-731031">MATCH HOME</a> <p></p> <p></p>The India fast bowler was found to have violated Article 2.1.7 of the <a href="https://www.icc-cricket.com/about/cricket/rules-and-regulations/playing-conditions" target="_blank" rel="noopener">code</a>, which relates to<em> </em> <em>using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match </em>. <p></p> <p></p>The incident happened during the first session s play on Friday when Sharma celebrated the dismissal of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dawid-malan/">Dawid Malan </a> in close proximity to him, an action which in the view of the match officials had the potential to provoke an aggressive reaction from the departing batsman. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ: </strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-england-ishant-sharma-becomes-7th-highest-wicket-taker-in-tests-for-india-732155">Ishant Sharma becomes 7th highest wicket-taker for India in Tests</a> <p></p> <p></p>After the day s play, Sharma 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. <p></p> <p></p>The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Marais Erasmus, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, as well as fourth umpire Tim Robinson. 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.