Sidra Amin Penalized for ICC Code of Conduct Violation

Dhaka, Pakistani cricketer Sidra Amin has been fined 10 percent of her match fee for a breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during a game against Bangladesh. The incident, which occurred during the first match of the ICC Women’s Championship series on Saturday, also resulted in one demerit point being added to Amin’s record.

According to International Cricket Council, Amin violated Article 2.8, which pertains to dissent against an umpire’s decision in an international match. This breach, her first in a 24-month period, occurred after she was given out leg before wicket in the sixth over. Amin accepted the proposed sanction, negating the need for a formal hearing. The charge was leveled by a team of on-field and supporting umpires. Penalties for such Level 1 breaches can range up to 50 percent of the match fee and one or two demerit points.