Pathan reprimanded following ICC Code of Conduct Breach
ICC Media Release
Sun, Feb 8, 2004 12:00 AM
Indian fast bowler Irfan Pathan has been reprimanded for a breach of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Code of Conduct following a gesture towards Australian batsman Damien Martyn in the deciding VB Series final at the Sydney Cricket Ground last night.
ICC match referee Clive Lloyd found Pathan guilty of a Level 1 breach under Rule C1 - unfair play.
Pathan, 19, was reported by field umpires Rudi Koertzen and Daryl Harper, and third umpire Simon Taufel. The reprimand was issued following a hearing directly after the close of play.
Clive Lloyd said: "It's important that players and team officials at all times conduct themselves within the spirit of the game."