Stuart Broad breached the code during 2nd Test vs South Africa at Cape Town    Getty Images
Stuart Broad breached the code during 2nd Test vs South Africa at Cape Town Getty Images

Stuart Broad was fined 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the fourth day s play in the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town on Tuesday. According to a release from ICC, Broad pleaded not guilty to the charge. As such, Ranjan Madugalle of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees conducted a formal hearing after the day s play and subsequently found him guilty as charged. The player was found to have breached 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.FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: South Africa vs England 2015-16, 2nd Test at Cape Town, Day 4

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Bruce Oxenford, third umpire Rod Tucker as well as fourth umpire Shaun George. For all first offences, Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player s match fee.

The incident took place in the 195th over South Africa s innings when Broad showed dissent by twice telling Aleem Dar to just get on with the game after the on-field umpires had warned England captain Alastair Cook about the fast bowler damaging the pitch by kicking it in frustration.

However it was an excellent day for South Africa which saw Hashim Amla scoring a superb double ton, while Temba Bavuma went on to score his maiden Test century. The hosts eventually declared at 629 for 6 with one day left in the match.