The International Cricket Council today confirmed that Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq will not be retrospectively banned for his breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s match against West Indies on Tuesday 1 February.
Under the provisions of the ICC Code, Inzamam’s penalty should have been upgraded to a Level 3 offence which carries an automatic ban as this was his second breach of this particular Level 2 provision in a 12-month period.
This was not the case but in fairness to the player the hearing will not be re-opened. The original penalty imposed will stand and no further action will be taken.
Inzamam was found guilty of a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code by ICC Match Referee Chris Broad for his side’s slow over rate and was fined 100 per cent of his match fee for this breach.
Mr Broad said: “In applying the provisions of the ICC Code I neglected to consult Inzamam’s past record. It was an honest mistake and the matter has been dealt with.”
All Level 2 breaches carry a minimum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee and a maximum penalty of their full match fee and/or a one Test match or two One-Day International match ban. Level 3 breaches carry a penalty of between two and four Test matches or between four and eight One-Day International matches.
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