Afghanistan head coach and player fined for ICC code of conduct breaches

Afghanistan head coach Jonathan Trott and player Azmatullah Omarzai have been fined for separate breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second T20I against Bangladesh in Sylhet.

Trott was fined 15% of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a rain delay. The incident occurred when the umpires decided to extend the rain delay, and Trott showed his displeasure by shaking his head and muttering under his breath.

Omarzai was also fined 15% of his match fee for using language and gestures that could have provoked an aggressive reaction from a dismissed batsman. The incident occurred when Omarzai dismissed Bangladesh batter Towhid Hridoy, and he moved towards the outgoing batter in a threatening manner.

Both Trott and Omarzai accepted the sanctions proposed by Neeyamur Rashid of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, and no further action was taken.

The fines are the first for both Trott and Omarzai in the past two years. Trott has now accumulated two demerit points, while Omarzai has accumulated one demerit point. If a player accumulates four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they will be suspended for one match.