ICC reprimands Rahim for breaching Code of Conduct

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Dubai, Nov 21 (UNI) Bangladesh wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim has been officially reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Test against South Africa at Bloemfontein.

Rahim was found guilty of showing dissent at an umpire's decision by Alan Hurst of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees at a hearing that took place after play concluded in Bloemfontein yesterday.

The 20-year-old Rahim was found to have breached Level 1.3 of the code which relates to ''showing dissent at an umpire's decision.'' ''Mushfiqur left the crease immediately but he was looking at and touching the edge of the bat as he left. That is inappropriate and clearly unacceptable after an lbw decision,'' said Hurst.

''The player has apologised for his actions and said he sincerely regretted this misdemeanor. This apology and his previous good record were taken into consideration,'' he added.

The charge was brought by umpires Steve Davis and Ian Gould, Marais Erasmus and Brian Jerling of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires.

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