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Australian wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during a Group B match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 against England at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday. Australia defeated the defending champions, England, by 36 runs after registering the highest-total in the ongoing World Cup.

In the 18th over of Australia's innings, Wade played Adil Rashid's delivery and awaited on-field umpire Nitin Menon's decision to call it a 'dead-ball'. However, the umpire called it a fair delivery sparking a reaction from Wade that turned into an arguement.  Check the top betting trends on the  best betting sites in India  and  1win promo code.

Wade was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during an International Match.” In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to Wade’s disciplinary record, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period.

The incident occurred in the 18th over of Australia’s innings. Wade played a delivery from leg-spinner Adil Rashid back to the bowler but expected it to be called a ‘dead ball’ by the umpire. When it wasn’t, Wade then argued with the umpires over the decision.

Wade admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Nitin Menon and Joel Wilson, third umpire Asif Yaqoob and fourth umpire Jayaraman Madangopal levelled the charge. Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

(With Inputs From Press Release)