He was caught by cameras altering the condition of the ball by scratching it with his thumbnail
West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran received a four-match suspension from the ICC. He was caught tampering the ball by scratching it with his thumbnail. The incident happened during the third ODI match against Afghanistan in Lucknow on November 11. Following his suspension, Poooran will miss the rest of the T20I series. He will also miss the first match of the T20I series against India.
The batsman was charged and found guilty of violating Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct. Ball-tampering offence comes under a Level 3 breach. Four suspension points are handed to him which is a minimum penalty for the violation.
Pooran apologised and promised to reflect on his actions. ‘I want to issue a sincere apology to my teammates, supporters and the Afghanistan team for what transpired on the field of play on Monday in Lucknow. I recognise that I made an extreme error in judgement and I fully accept the ICC penalty. I want to assure everyone that this is an isolated incident and it will not be repeated. I promise to learn from this and come back stronger and wiser’, he said.
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