In the last match of the three-match T20 series played between UAE and New Zealand, New Zealand won by 32 runs. In the last match of the series, United Arab Emirates fast bowler Junaid Siddiqui did something due to which the ICC has taken a big action against him. Junaid Siddiqui has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee and forfeited two points for two Level 1 breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct, which have been added to his disciplinary record.
Junaid Siddiqui was given an official reprimand and one point added to his disciplinary record for breaching Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using language, actions or gestures that are intended to be offensive Or be aggressive. The ICC statement said that during an international match, a batsman has been fined for his aggressive reaction to his dismissal.
Let us tell you that it happened in the fifth over of New Zealand’s innings when Siddiqui came close to the dismissed batsman Tim Seifert and shouted aggressively at him. He was also fined 25 per cent of his match fee and had another point added to his disciplinary record for another offense later in the match, when he breached Article 2.8, which deals with ‘disagreeing over an umpire’s decision’. related to ‘show’.
It happened in the 17th over, when Siddique expressed his displeasure by using foul language towards the umpire when his appeal for dismissal was turned down. Siddiqui admitted the offense and accepted the sanctions proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing.