Ahmed returned impressive figures of 3 for 13 in his five overs.
Ahmed returned impressive figures of 3 for 13 in his five overs.

Fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed received an official warning and one demerit point for his aggressive celebration after taking the wicket of Marlon Samuels in the 4th ODI on Monday at Mumbai, which India won by 224 runs to lead the five-match series 2-1.

Khaleel was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel relating to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an international match”.

The incident happened in the 14th over, when Samuels caught in the slips by Rohit Sharma. Ahmed advanced aggressively towards the West Indian, which, in the view of the on-field umpires, could have provoked a reaction from the Windies player.

After the match, Ahmed admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

Ahmed returned impressive figures of 3 for 13 in his five overs.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Anil Chaudhary, third umpire Paul Wilson, as well as fourth umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin.

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.