England fast bowler James Anderson has been fined for showing dissent on day two of the fifth Test against India.
The speedster was fined 15% of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC code of conduct during day two of the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval in London.
‘Anderson was found to have breached 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 match”,’ as stated on the ICC’s official website.
Anderson accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and therefore no formal hearing was needed. As a result, one demerit point has been added to his disciplinary record – the first offence for Anderson since the revised code in September 2016 was introduced.
The incident he was fined for took place in the 29th over of India’s innings on day two, when Anderson snatched his cap and jumper from on-field umpire Kumar Dharmasena.
He also spoke to Dharmasena in an ‘aggressive manner’ following an unsuccessful lbw review against India captain Virat Kohli.
The 36-year-old admitted to the offences.
Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50% of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.