According to a statement released by the ICC, the board has also awarded Bairstow a negative mark for violating Level-1 of his Code of Conduct Rules.
England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Johnny Bairstow has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his use of indecent language. According to a statement released by the ICC, the board has also awarded Bairstow a negative mark for violating Level-1 of his Code of Conduct Rules.
Bairstow did this in the fifth and final T20 match of the series against New Zealand played in Auckland on Sunday. Bairstow was the man of the match by scoring 47 runs in 18 balls in this match. He was found to have violated Article 23 of the ICC, which includes the use of abusive language from a player in an international match.
In the seventh over of the innings, Bairstow said something wrong which can be heard in the stump mic. After the match, this batsman admitted his mistake as well as accepted the punishment given by match referee Andy Pycrapt, so no official hearing was required.
Bairstow was charged with on-field umpires Wayne Knights and Chris Gaffane and third umpire Christopher Brown and fourth umpire Sean Hague.