Rahmanullah Gurbaz breaches the ICC Code of Conduct for "abuse of cricket equipment" during the match against England

The incident occurred in the 19th over of Afghanistan's innings, when Gurbaz, after being dismissed, slammed his bat on the boundary rope and a chair.

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Rahmanullah Gurbaz breaches the ICC Code of Conduct for "abuse of cricket equipment" during the match against England

Gurbaz was found to have breached Article 2.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct. Image- News18

Afghanistan player Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been issued an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup league match against England in Delhi on Sunday.

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Gurbaz slammed his bat on the boundary rope and a chair. Image- Times Now
Gurbaz slammed his bat on the boundary rope and a chair. Image- Times Now

Gurbaz was found to have breached Article 2.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to the misuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an international match. Additionally, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Gurbaz, for whom this was the first offense in a 24-month period.

The incident occurred in the 19th over of Afghanistan's innings, when Gurbaz, after being dismissed, slammed his bat on the boundary rope and a chair. After that, Gurbaz pleaded guilty and accepted the punishment proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Rod Tucker and Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid, third umpire Paul Reiffel and fourth umpire Paul Wilson made the charge. Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of the player's match fee and one or two demerit points.

Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player.

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Afghanistan defeated defending champions England by 69 runs at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. After winning the toss and deciding to bat first, Afghanistan set England a target of 285 runs, thanks to opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz's blistering knock of 80 runs off 57 balls and wicketkeeper Ikram Alikhil's half-century. In second innings, England collapsed for 215 runs in front of Afghanistan's trio of spinners.

 Afghanistan's first World Cup victory came against England, and their next match is against unbeaten New Zealand on Wednesday in Chennai.

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