Stuart Broad fined for inappropriate language in England win over Pakistan

Stuart Broad has been fined and handed one demerit point for breaching the ICC’s code of conduct during England’s three-wicket Test victory over Pakistan.

The incident took place in the 46th over of Pakistan’s second innings with the altercation occurring with Yasir Shah after dismissing the spinner.

Broad breached Article 2.5 by “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”

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The infraction will cost Broad 15 per cent of his match fee.

Broad has accepted the sanction after admitting to the offence, ensuring there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Richard Kettleborough and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Michael Gough and fourth official Steve O’Shaughnessy levelled the charge.

While the sanction was proposed by his father Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department.

Prior breaches took place on 27 January this year in the fourth Test against South Africa and 19 August in 2018 during the third Test against India at Trent Bridge.

The second Test against Pakistan will begin on Thursday at the Ageas Bowl.

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