England pacer Stuart Broad has been sanctioned for breach of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct during the first Test match against Pakistan. The sanction was imposed by the 34-year old’s father Chris Broad, who was the match referee for the match. Broad has been fined 15% of his match fee for level one breach and also has been handed over one demerit point for using inappropriate langue while giving a send-off to Pakistan’s Yasir Shah.
The incident happened during the second innings at Old Trafford on Saturday, hours before England clinched the win by three wickets. The right-arm pacer admitted his offense and accepted the charges proposed by Chris Broad, the former England opener who is now a member of the ICC’s elite panel of match referees.
Chris Broad would not be a match referee in a game involving his son, however, due to the travel restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 62-year along with a team of umpires will be officiating the three-matches played between England and Pakistan.
The hosts clearly looked pumped up after the crushing win of 2-1 against the West Indies last month. The English players have spilled their form in the on-going Test series against Pakistan by taking the lead of 1-0.
The second Test match between England and Pakistan will begin on Thursday.
Speaking of Stuart Broad, the right-arm pacer has had an amazing last month. He reached the milestone of 500 Test wickets and also was named as the Player of the Match for the second Test match against the West Indies.