Pakistan wrist-spinner Shadab Khan has been fined 20 percent of his match fee and received one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s second T20I match against the West Indies in Karachi.
The 19-year-old was found to have violated Article 2.1.7 of the code, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match.”
In addition to the fine for his breach, one demerit point has been added to Shadab’s disciplinary record.
The incident took place in the ninth over of the West Indies’ innings when Shadab, after dismissing Chadwick Walton, pointed his finger at the departing batsmen and also made an inappropriate comment.
After the match, Shadab admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Shozab Raza and Ahmed Shahab, third umpire Ahsan Raza, as well as fourth umpire Khalid Mahmood.
Pakistan went on to win the second match by 82 runs to clinch the three-match T20I series 2-1 at the National Stadium.