Broad handed fine for using bad language

Ross Houston
August 13, 2020

Meanwhile, England will take on Pakistan in the second Test from Wednesday in Southampton hoping to extend their lead to an unassailable 2-0 following a thrilling three-wicket win in the opening match in Manchester.

He was alleged to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC code of conduct relating to "using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an global match".

Stuart Broad was fined 15 p.c of his match payment for a stage one breach and likewise given one demerit level for utilizing inappropriate language when dismissing Yasir Shah in Pakistan's second innings at Old Trafford on Saturday through the first Test between England and Pakistan.

ICC referee and Stuart's father Chris Broad has fined him 15% of the match fee.

Broad has also been given one demerit point which takes his total to three in a 24-month period. Responding to the news of his sanction, Stuart Broad came up with a sassy tweet.

Chris Broad would not be a match referee in a game involving his son, however, due to the travel restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 62-year along with a team of umpires will be officiating the three-matches played between England and Pakistan. His previous breaches were on 27 January this year during the fourth Test against South Africa at the Wanderers, and on 19 August 2018 in the third Test against India at Trent Bridge.

Speaking of Stuart Broad, the right-arm pacer has had an unbelievable last month.

"There is no emotion in a match referee's job". Often they are sat in a different building.

"From a selfish point of view, I'd love the chance to be able to have a coffee and catch-up with dad in a bio-secure environment".

Watch the second #raisethebat Test between England and Pakistan, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 10.30am on Thursday.

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