Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel was found to be violated by Sanjeewani.
Anushka Sanjeewani of Sri Lanka has been fined 15% of her match fee for violating Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during Sri Lanka’s Group 1 match against Bangladesh in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 on Sunday.
Sanjeewani was found to have violated Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which prohibits using any language, action, or gesture towards a batter following their dismissal that could provoke an aggressive reaction from the dismissed batter.
Furthermore, one demerit point has been added to Sanjeewani’s disciplinary record, as this was his first offence in a 24-month period.
Sanjeewani ran aggressively towards the dismissed batter with her fists clenched in celebration after Sobhana Mostary was dismissed in the 10th over of Bangladesh’s innings.
Sanjeewani admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by GS Lakshmi of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees, so no formal hearing was required.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Anna Harris and Sue Redfern, third umpire Jacqueline Williams, and fourth umpire Kim Cotton.
Level 1 violations result in a minimum of an official reprimand, a maximum of 50% of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.