Bangladesh coach Siddons fined 10 per cent of his match fee

Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons has been fined 10 per cent of his applicable match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his team’s second Test match against England at Dhaka.

Siddons was charged with a Level 1 offence under article 2.1.3 of the code which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.

The coach pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees during the lunch interval at the Mirpur Stadium on Tuesday.

“Jamie became increasingly frustrated and let his emotions out during the second session of day three which was obvious for all to see,” said Crowe.

“Clearly he behaved inappropriately and he agrees that such actions and gestures must be kept behind closed doors. He is disappointed with himself that he was so public and he did not hesitate in pleading guilty and accepting the proposed sanction,” said Crowe.

The charge was brought by on-field umpires Tony Hill and Rod Tucker as well as third umpire Nadir Shah and fourth official Enamul Hoque.

Offences included in Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct can range from an official reprimand up to 50 per cent of his or her match fee. (ANI)

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