Hamza Tariq admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe. © AFP
Canada’s wicketkeeper-batsman Hamza Tariq has acquired an official warning and one demerit level from the Worldwide Cricket Council after being discovered responsible of breaching Code of Conduct within the ongoing T20 World Cup Qualifiers. The incident occurred in the course of the Group B match between Canada and Jersey in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Within the seventh over of Jersey’s innings, Tariq abused dismissed batsman Nick Greenwood, which within the view of the on-field umpires, may have provoked a response from the Jersey participant.
Tariq was discovered to have violated Article 2.5 of the Code, which pertains to “utilizing language, actions or gestures which disparage or which may provoke an aggressive response from a batter upon his/her dismissal throughout a global match”.
After the match, Tariq admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and, as such, there was no want for a proper listening to.
Stage 1 breaches carry a minimal penalty of an official reprimand, a most penalty of 50 per cent of a participant’s match payment, and one or two demerit factors.