- The incident occurred on the fourth day of the Hyderabad Test match. While bowling the 81st over of England's second innings, Bumrah intentionally blocked Ollie Pope as he attempted to take a run.
Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah received an official reprimand for breaking the International Cricket Council’s Code of Conduct during the first Test against England in Hyderabad. Consequently, he has been given one demerit point.
According to the ICC statement, Bumrah breached Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which concerns “inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator during an International Match).”
The incident occurred during the fourth day of the Hyderabad Test when Bumrah deliberately obstructed Ollie Pope as he attempted to take a run, resulting in ‘inappropriate physical contact’.
Bumrah admitted to the offense to match referee Richie Richardson after the match, eliminating the need for a formal hearing.
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For Level 1 breaches, like the one committed by Bumrah, the penalties range from an official reprimand to a maximum of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.
Despite Bumrah taking four wickets in the second innings, including that of Pope (196), India lost the first of five Tests by 28 runs.
While chasing 231, India was dismissed for 202 as England debutant Tom Hartley claimed seven wickets. The next match between the two teams is scheduled to start in Visakhapatnam on February 2nd.