Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reprimanded and warned for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct after using obscene language during the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Saeed Ajmal, who will shortly undergo an independent analysis of his bowling action after being reported in the initial Test, was charged along with a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.
On day 4, during the 105th over of Sri Lanka’s 2nd innings, Saeed Ajmal used obscene language which was picked up by stump mics and heard by audiences around the globe. Article 2.1.4 of the code relates to ‘using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match’.
On-field umpires Ian Gould and Richard Illingworth and 3rd umpire Bruce Oxenford laid the charge against him before he was given a reprimand and a warning – the minimum charges for Level 1 offenses. Pakistan went on to lose the game by 105 runs.