After the first test against Pakistan in Manchester, England’s fast bowler Stuart Broad was fined 15 percent of his match fee for violating Level 1 of the ICC Code of conduct.
Broad was found to have infringed Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using words, acts or gestures that disrespect or that may cause a batter to respond aggressively to his / her dismissal during an International Match.
Broad acknowledged the offense and accepted the sanction recommended by Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and approved by the department of ICC Cricket Operations in compliance with the Covid-19 interim play regulations. Formal hearing was not necessary.
The allegation was levelled by the on-field umpires Richard Kettleborough and Richard Illingworth, the third umpire Michael Gough and fourth official Steve O’Shaughnessy.
Level 1 infringements include a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50% of the match fee of a club, and one or two demerit points.