NZ vs PAK: ICC fines New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson 25 percent Match fees

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined the New Zealand Pacer Kyle Jamieson for breaching ICC Code of Conduct during the third day of Boxing-Day Test against Pakistan in Tauranga. Jamieson has been fined 25 percent of his match fees for throwing the ball towards Pakistan batsman Faheem Ashraf in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner.

ICC released a media release on December 29 to notify the sanctions. According to the governing body of cricket, Jamieson was found to have breached Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to throwing a ball at or near a player in an inappropriate manner during an international match.

The incident causing sanctions occurred during the 75th over of Pakistan’s first innings. Jamieson after fielding the ball on his follow, threw the ball in the direction of Faheem Ashraf at a pulsating pace. The Pakistani batsman was away from the stumps, but within the popping crease and not intending to take a run.

This is the second such incident where a New Zealand cricketer has been fined by the governing body. Earlier this month, all-rounder Daryl Mitchell was fined by ICC for Audible Obscenity which comes under Article 2.3 of council’s bylaws. In addition to Jamieson’s sanction, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of the cricketer.The sanction on Kyle Jamieson was reported by Match Referee Jeff Crowe with assistance of the third umpire Chris Brown, the standing umpires Chris Gaffaney and Wayne Knights and the fourth official Shaun Haig.

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