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Australian Spinner Adam Zampa Reprimanded By The ICC For Using "audible Obscenities"

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  • Australian spinner Adam Zampa was on Friday reprimanded by the ICC for using "audible obscenities" during the World Cup game against the West Indies at Trent Bridge. 
  • Zampa was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for players and player support personnel, which relates to using audible obscenities in an international match. 
  • In addition to the formal warning, one demerit point has been added to Zampa's disciplinary record. 

Australian spinner Adam Zampa was on Friday reprimanded by the ICC for using "audible obscenities" during the World Cup game against the West Indies at Trent Bridge. 

"Australian bowler Adam Zampa has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the World Cup match between Australia and West Indies," said the ICC in a release. 

The news was confirmed by the Australian Cricket Board on its official Twitter handle. They wrote, "JUST IN: Zampa reprimanded by the ICC following Australia's win over West Indies."

Zampa was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for players and player support personnel, which relates to using audible obscenities in an international match. 

In addition to the formal warning, one demerit point has been added to Zampa's disciplinary record. 

The incident occurred at the end of the 29th over of the West Indies innings when Zampa was heard using an obscenity by the umpires. 

Zampa admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Jeff Crowe and there was no need for a formal hearing. 

On-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge and fourth official S Ravi levelled the charges. 

Zampa’s offence was not the only controversy associated with the match as umpiring howlers led to several cricketers expressing their disappointment. 

Kieron Pollard, Scott Styris, Virender Sehwag were among those who didn’t mince words about the refereeing standards. 

Here's what they wrote:

Australia beat West Indies by 15 runs after scoring 288, courtesy Nathan Coulter-Nile's 92 and Steven Smith's 73, while Mitchell Starc's 5/46 dented the Caribbean innings later on.

(With inputs from PTI)

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