Sharjah – Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza has been fined 15 per
cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC code of conduct during the third
ODI against Afghanistan in Sharjah on Tuesday.
Raza was found to have violated Article 2.1.5 of the ICC
code of conduct for players and player support personnel, which relates to
“showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international
In addition to the fine, one demerit point has been added to
Raza’s disciplinary record.
The incident happened in the 23rd over of Zimbabwe’s innings
when Raza, after being adjudged leg before, questioned the umpire’s decision by
raising his arms before leaving the crease after a short time.
After the match, Raza admitted the offence and accepted the
sanction proposed by match referee Richie Richardson. As such, there was no
need for a formal hearing.
Zimbabwe went on to lose the game by six wickets to go
two-one down in the five-match series with two games still to play.