India’s ace paceman Jasprit Bumrah has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct on day four of the opening Test against England. Considering this was his first offence in 24 months, one demerit point has been added to his record.
The incident occurred in the 81st over of England's second innings when Bumrah deliberately stepped in Ollie Pope's way as he went for a run, leading to inappropriate physical contact.
The pacer was found to have breached Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator during an International Match.”
The right-arm pacer picked up six wickets but India still lost the opening Test by 28 runs, giving England a 1-0 lead in the series. The second Test will be played in Visakhapatnam from February 2.