England vs Pakistan: Stuart Broad fined by his own father for breaching ICC code of conduct

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England pacer Stuart Broad has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Test against Pakistan in Manchester.

Broad was guilty of breaching Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”

The incident occurred in the 46th over of Pakistan’s second innings on Saturday, when Broad used inappropriate language after dismissing leg-spinner Yasir Shah.

Broad has found himself in the peculiar position of being punished by his own father Chris for using inappropriate language in England’s First Test win over Pakistan.

Chris Broad is match referee as the ICC is temporarily using officials from the home country due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

So when Stuart Broad, swore after dismissing Pakistan tailender Yasir Shah on Saturday morning, it was in his father’s onus to punish him.

Broad has admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed. 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.