T20 World Cup 2024: Aussie batter Matthew Wade reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct during clash vs England

Matthew Wade on Monday officially reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during a Group B match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 against England.

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Australia's star cricketer Matthew Wade has officially been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during their clash of Groub B against England, which took place on June 8 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. Notably, this incident took place during the 18th over of Australia's innings.

Speaking about the game here, Wade was playing the delivery from English bowler Adil Rashid. However, the Aussie batter felt that it was the dead ball, but the umpire did not make that call. Following the same, Wade was seen in the heated exchange with the umpires over the decision.

Meanwhile, the wicketkeeper batter accepted the offence and sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the ICC Elite Panel referees. In addition, the charge has been levelled up by on-field officials Nitin Menon, Joel Wilson, and Asib Yaqoob as well.

Also Read: Matthew Wade and Nitin Menon in angry confrontation 

Speaking about the game here, Australian batter Matthew Wade made an unbeaten 17 runs from 10 balls, featuring three fours in the game. Mitchell Marsh-led Australia posted 201/7 in the first 20 overs. However, during the chase, the England side could only manage to get 165/6 in the given 20 overs and lost the match by 36 runs in the 17th game of the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Wade was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct: ICC

"Australia player Matthew Wade has been handed an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during a Group B match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 against England at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday. Wade was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during an International Match,” said an ICC media statement.

"In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to Wade’s disciplinary record, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period. On-field umpires Nitin Menon and Joel Wilson, third umpire Asif Yaqoob and fourth umpire Jayaraman Madangopal levelled the charge," the release further said.

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