Jonathan Trott, the head coach of Afghanistan, and Azmatullah Omarzai, an all-rounder, were each fined 15% of their match fees for breaking Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second T20I against Bangladesh in Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Trott was found to have broken Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which is about “showing disagreement with an umpire’s decision during an International Match.”
During a break in the game caused by weather, the judges on the field were doing a check. When the judges said there would be another wait instead of the game starting again, Trott made it clear that he didn’t agree with their choice.
Omarzai was found to have broken Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. This is about “using language, actions, or gestures that insult or could provoke an aggressive response from a batter when he or she is out during an International Match.”
In the 15th over of Bangladesh’s batting, after getting rid of the batsman Towhid Hridoy, Omarzai moved toward the batsman who was leaving and gave him a bad “send-off” in close proximity.
Both Trott and Omarzai got one demerit point added to their records because it was their first offense in the last 24 months.
Both players admitted to their offenses and agreed to the punishment suggested by Neeyamur Rashid of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. Because of this, an official meeting was not needed.
The charges were made by Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid Saikat, Tanvir Ahmed, Masudur Rahman, and Gazi Sohel, who were all on the field.
Level 1 violations are punished by at least a formal warning and at most 50% of the match fee and one or two minus points.
*When a player gets four or more penalty points in a 24-month period, they are turned into suspension points and the player is banned.
**Two suspension points mean a player can’t play in one Test, two ODIs, or two T20Is, depending on which comes first.
***Demerit Points will stay on the legal record of a Player or Player Support Personnel for 24 months after they are given. After that, they will be erased.