Mickey Arthur warned, given one demerit point for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

KARACHI: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur received an official warning and one demerit point for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the first Test, which South Africa won by six wickets at Centurion on Friday. Arthur was found to have violated Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match", the ICC said in a statement. Centurion Test: South Africa beat Pakistan in first Test The incident happened in the ninth over of South Africa's second innings when Arthur, after TV umpire Joel Wilson had decided in favour of Dean Elgar, entered the TV umpire's room and showed dissent at Wilson's decision by first questioning him and then storming out of the room. Arthur, who has also coached his native South Africa and Australia, was seething at the incident that occurred when the home side were 16 for one in pursuit of a modest target of 149 on a difficult wicket. “After the match, the Pakistan coach admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee David Boon. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” an ICC statement said. According to the ICC rules, Level-1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of an individual's match fee, and one or two demerit points.

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