Edgbaston: England paceman Stuart Broad has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the ongoing second Test match between England and Pakistan at Edgbaston.
Broad was charged with a Level 2 offense under article 2.2.7 of the code which relates to “throwing the ball at or near a player, umpire or official in an inappropriate/and or dangerous manner".
The right-hander pleaded guilty to the charge and as such, under the provisions of the code, the matter was determined by Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees without the need for a full hearing. The match referee imposed a fine equivalent to 50 per cent of the player"s match fee.
The charge was brought by on-field umpires Steve Davis and Marais Erasmus, third umpire Tony Hill and fourth umpire Jeremy Lloyds.
International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee Ranjan Madugalle had charged England fast bowler Stuart Broad for deliberately hurling the ball at Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Zulqarnain Haider and hurting him on his shoulder.
The incident took place at the end of the 63rd over when Broad, after finishing his over, threw the ball inappropriately/dangerously at the facing batsman Zulqarnain Haider who had not moved from his position.
Commenting on his decision, Mr Madugalle said: “The actions of Stuart Broad were unacceptable. I understand the frustrations of a bowler in the heat of the moment but as an international sportsman one needs to control these emotions whatever may be the situation and always respect the opponent.
“Stuart, by pleading guilty, realized his mistake and I"m sure he will not repeat the same again."