Things are not looking good for the West Indies fast bowler Jayden Seales after he was rebuked for breaking the ICC Code of Conduct. The charges were placed on him during the opening of the 1st test match against Pakistan in Kingston. On-field umpires Nigel Duguid, Gregory Braithwaite, and Joel Wilson, along with TV umpire, Leslie Reifer were the ones who levelled up the charges against him.
According to the umpires, the West Indies bowler was found rupturing Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for the players support personnel and the players. This particular article says: “The usage of gestures, language and actions that disparage or provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman during the time of their dismissal during an International Match”.
Apart from that, one demerit point has been added to Jayden Seales disciplinary record. This was also his first offence within the 24 months. Currently, Pakistan vs West Indies Test Series 2021 is now taking place in the West Indies.
The incident with Jayden Seales occurred during the 70th over of the 1st Test match between the two cricketing legends. It was the first innings of Pakistan, and Seales himself dismissed Hasan Ali. After taking Ali’s wicket, Jayden used inappropriate language towards the batsman, which in return, provoked an aggressive reaction from Hasan.
Seales pleaded guilty to this offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Richie Richardson of the ‘Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees’. For such reasons, an official hearing will not be required.
Jayden’s behavior was nothing rare in the world of cricket, but it was surely inappropriate. It enabled him to receive a demerit point and to breach Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct. He needs to make sure that such situations do not take place in the future. keep yourself updated with us for regular sports news.