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Sikandar Raza banned for two matches

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Published: 18:16, 9 December 2023  
Sikandar Raza banned for two matches

Zimbabwe captain, Sikandar Raza has been fined for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first T20I match between Zimbabwe and Ireland at Harare Sports Club on Thursday (December 7).

Ireland players, Curtis Campher and Josh Little were also fined showing the same reason.

Raza has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee and received two demerit points, meaning he is suspended for the remaining two matches of the ongoing three-match series after his accumulated demerit points reached four within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.

Campher and Little have been fined 15 per cent of their respective match fees and received one demerit point each, their first within 24 months.

All three were found to have breached Article 2.20 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game.”

Campher and Little admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

Raza admitted to the offence but did not accept the sanction proposed by Mr. Pycroft. The sanction was confirmed in a formal hearing on December 8.

(With inputs from agencies)