Dubai: West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his team"s third Test against South Africa.
Roach pleaded guilty to a Level 1 offense and accepted the proposed sanction from Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referee after play concluded in Barbados on Tuesday. He was found to have breached 2.1.8 of the code which relates to conduct of a minor nature that is “contrary to the spirit of the game".
The charge was brought by on-field umpires Steve Davis and Simon Taufel, third umpire Asad Rauf and fourth official Clyde Duncan.
“Kemar was involved in an unpleasant altercation in the final overs of the Test where he had to be pulled away by one of his fellow players," an ICC release quoted Crowe, as saying.
“This was after he received warnings from the umpires and so it could easily have been avoided. It was not acceptable behavior for a player at this or any level of the game and it"s not the first time Kemar has been involved in such behavior," added Crowe.
Because this was Roach"s second breach of this clause of the code within a 12-month period, the range of sanctions applicable was more severe, namely between 50 per cent of his match fee up to a maximum of his full match fee and/or two suspension points, which amounts to one Test match or two ODIs.