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Joseph gets demerit point for send-off

first_imgWindies pacer Alzarri Joseph has earned International Cricket Council (ICC) sanctions for his send-off to Anamul Haque during Wednesday’s day/night One-Day International (ODI) at the Providence National Stadium, Guyana.Alzarri JosephThe former Windies U-19 speedster has received an official reprimand and one demerit point after match referee Chris Broad found him guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC code of conduct.Joseph was found to have violated article 2.1.7 of the code, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match”.The Windies quick-man gestured towards the dressing room after dismissing the Bangladeshi opener in the third over of the Tigers’ chase. Following the match, Joseph admitted to the offence and accepted the sanctions imposed on him without need for a formal hearing.Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points. Meanwhile, Joseph’s current teammate and ex-Windies U-19 skipper Shimron Hetmyer scored a record-breaking ton to help the Caribbean side level the 3-match ODI series 1-1.last_img read more