Shubman Gill Fined 115 Per Cent By ICC And Faces Sanction For Criticising Umpire’s Decision, India And Australia In Dock For Slow Over-Rate

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has criticized Team India opener Shubman Gill for criticizing umpire Richard Kettleborough’s decision in the second innings after the controversial catch of Cameron Green in the World Test Championship (WTC) final. Apart from Gill, both India and Australia cricket teams have also been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the WTC final at The Oval in London.

Gill will face a ban from the ICC for breaching ‘Article 2.7 which deals with public criticism or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an international match’.

“India’s Shubman Gill He also faced a penalty for criticizing the decision to give him out on the fourth day of the Test, breaching Article 2.7 which deals with public criticism or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an international match. The young opener has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee.

“Television umpire Richard Kettleborough ruled that the catch taken by Cameron Green was clean to dismiss Gill. Gill made a post on social media later in the day, appearing to question the decision.’

Australia and India have been heavily fined for slow over-rates during the ICC World Test Championship final at The Oval. India lost on the fifth day of the WTC final, losing by 209 runs to an inspired Australia in South London.

“And it was confirmed shortly after the conclusion of the match on the final day on Sunday that India would lose all their match fees for their slow over-rate, with Australia also deducting 80 per cent of their match fees,” an ICC release said. took.”

“Gill was found to be in breach of Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to ‘public criticism, or inappropriate comment, in relation to an incident occurring in an international match’. In addition, Gill One demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record for which this was the first offense in a 24-month period.

India have been fined 100 per cent of their match fee and Australia 80 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate in the final of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 at The Oval. The sanctions were imposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees after India were adjudged to be five overs short of the target, taking into account the time allowance, while Australia were found to be four overs short.

Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer have come under fire for posting a controversial tweet about the dismissal of Shubman Gill. Former Australia coach Justin Langer said on Channel 7, “One of the challenges for a modern cricketer now is that there is too much social media.” “I think Gill’s tweet is a bit irresponsible, shows some inexperience. This is the world we live in with social media.”

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting said Gill’s tweet was a direct attack on the umpires and he could face fines or even suspension for his social media posts. “Definitely something is going to come of it. There could be some kind of fine or even suspension,” Ponting said.

When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points and a player is banned. Two suspension points equates to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20 Internationals, whichever comes first for the player.

Demerit points shall remain on a player’s or player support personnel’s disciplinary record for a period of twenty-four (24) months from the date of their imposition, after which they shall be terminated.

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