Swann fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Graeme Swann was fuming over the damp playing conditions in Chittagong

By CricketCountry Staff

Chittagong: Mar 12, 2011

If their narrow defeat at the hands of Bangladesh was not enough, England team suffered another setback when ace spinner Graeme Swann was fined 10 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC s Code of Conduct during the World Cup match against Bangladesh on Friday.

Swann was charged with a Level 1 offence under article 2.1.4 of the code which relates to, ‘Using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match.’

Swann pleaded guilty to the charge and as such, under the provisions of the code, the matter was determined by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and so there was no requirement for a full hearing.

The charge was brought by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Darryl Harper and third umpire Aleem Dar, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.

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