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England pace bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 15 percent of his match fee after giving India debutant Rishabh Pant a send-off after dismissing him during the third Test in Nottingham.
The incident occurred in the 92nd over of India’s first innings, where Pant was clean bowled by Broad after scoring 24.
Broad, who was also handed a demerit point, then walked towards Pant, and according to an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement, “spoke in an aggressive manner, which had the potential to provoke an aggressive reaction from the dismissed batsman”.
As a result of this, Broad was found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.7 of the ICC’s Code of Conduct, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match”.
The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney and third umpire Aleem Dar.
Since Broad accepted the charge and sanction proposed by match referee Jeff Crowe, there will be no need for a formal hearing.