Jasprit Bumrah Feeling guilty. Bumrah has been given an official reprimand for his offense, which occurred on the fourth day of the opening Test match of the five-game series.

India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Test against England. Where the hosts suffered a forgettable 28-run loss at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. He has been given an official reprimand for his offense. Which occurred on the fourth day of the opening Test match of the five-game series.

The incident happened in the 81st over of England’s second innings when Bumrah had deliberately stepped in the way of Ollie Pope. The batter had taken off for a single, leading to inappropriate physical contact.

The India star, who picked six wickets in the Hyderabad Test match, found to have breached Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players. And Player Support Personnel, which pertains to “inappropriate physical contact with a Player. Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator during an International Match).”

Jasprit Bumrah Feeling guilty.
Jasprit Bumrah Feeling guilty.

Bumrah’s First Offence

However, the fast bowler not fined by the ICC as it’s his first offense in 24 months, but one demerit point added to his record. The charge leveled by on-field umpires Paul Reiffel and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Marais Erasmus, and fourth umpire Rohan Pandit.

The minimum penalty for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct is an official reprimand. The maximum is 50 percent of a player’s match fee and one or two demerit points. Bumrah’s offense required no formal hearing as the 30-year-old pleaded guilty to the offense and accept the sanction levied upon him by Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees.

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India’s Test Redemption Mission Ahead

The second Test match of the five-game series will begin on February 2 at the Dr. Y.S. Rajashekar Reddy ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. India will be aiming to script a comeback after having incurred their first-ever loss in a Test match in Hyderabad. It’s also the first time in the 91 years of Test history in India that they lost a match after taking a first-innings lead of more than 100 runs

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