He provoked a batsman after he dismissed him.
India’s Navdeep Saini was given a warning after he violated Level One of the ICC Code of Conduct in their first T20I game against the West Indies. Saini broke Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. It relates to actions or gestures provoking an aggressive reaction from a batter upon their dismissal. In addition, he was also given one demerit point.
The incident happened during the fourth over of the West Indies’ innings when Saini got Nicholas Pooran out. The player admitted he was wrong and accepted the punishment given by match referee Jeff Crowe. As such, a formal hearing was not needed.
However, as far as his performance is concerned, he did let his team down. He was able to get Pooran’s wicket but not before the batsman scored a six. Right after that, he dismissed Shimron Hetmyer with a golden duck. He then dismissed Kieron Pollard in the final over, getting his maiden wicket. He finished the match with three wickets and giving away only 17 runs.
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