India all-rounder given reprimand for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
by International Cricket Council

Scorecard:India Under-19s v New Zealand Under-19s
Event:ICC Under-19 World Cup 2007/08

DateLine: 28th February 2008


India all-rounder Tanmay Srivastava has been found guilty under Level 1 of the International Cricket Council’s Code of Conduct following an incident that took place during the ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.


Srivastava was reported by the umpires – on-field officials Peter Hartley and Marais Erasmus, and third umpire Enamul Haque-Moni – and charged under Level 1.6 of the Code of Conduct which deals with “pointing or gesturing towards the pavilion in an aggressive manner by a bowler or other member of the fielding side upon the dismissal of a batsman”.


The charge related to an incident during the New Zealand innings when Srivastava pointed Corey Anderson towards the pavilion in an aggressive manner after clean bowling him for 70 in the 49th over.


Srivastava pleaded guilty to the charge and he was given an official reprimand by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.


Explaining his decision, Mr Broad said: “I understand that in the heat of the moment young players can get excited, especially when they have just dismissed the opposition’s highest scorer. But it is important for them to realise that gesturing a batsman towards the pavilion in this fashion is disrespectful and is contrary to the spirit of the game.


“This is Tanmay’s first offence under the ICC Code of Conduct and as such I am happy with giving him an official reprimand. He needs to remember that this sort of behaviour is unacceptable from any player in the game no matter what his age and no matter what the circumstance.”


For Level 1 offences, there is no right of appeal and the referee’s decision is final.


Present at the Code of Conduct hearing were: Match Referee Chris Broad; umpires Peter Hartley, Marais Erasmus, Enamul Haque-Moni and Zameer Haider; India team manager Gopal Bose; India under-19 team coach Dav Whatmore; and the player Tanmay Srivastava.

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