Updated June 10th, 2024 at 20:44 IST

Matthew Wade severely punished by ICC for showing dissent at an umpire during ENG vs AUS T20 WC game

Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade has received a demerit point on his record for "showing dissent at an umpire's decision."

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Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade has received a demerit point on his record for "showing dissent at an umpire's decision" during the team's recent match against England at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday. This is Wade's first offense within the past 24 months. The ICC announced in a media release on Monday that Wade had breached Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

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Matthew Wade reprimanded for showing dissent against umpire during AUS vs ENG T20 World Cup game

“Australia player Matthew Wade has been handed an official reprimand 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,” ICC said.

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The incident occurred during the 18th over of the first innings while Australia was batting. Wade, appearing to withdraw from his batting stance, played a delivery back to the bowler, Adil Rashid. However, umpire Nitin Menon deemed the delivery legal, sparking an argument between Wade and the match official.

Wade was found to have violated Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which pertains to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an International Match."
The 36-year-old Wade admitted to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction from Andy Pycroft of the ICC elite panel of match referees, eliminating the need for a formal hearing.

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The charge was leveled by on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Joel Wilson, third umpire Asif Yaqoob, and fourth umpire Jayaraman Madangopal.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player's match fee, and one or two demerit points.

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Despite the incident, Australia went on to win the game and appears poised to advance to the Super-8s. Their next group-stage match is against Namibia at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on June 12th.

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Published June 10th, 2024 at 20:44 IST