England’s opening batsman Jason Roy and all-rounder David Willey have both been fined by the ICC (International Cricket Council) for breach of the Code of Conduct during their side’s ICC World T20 game against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Jason Roy scored 42 off 39 deliveries but was penalized for breaching Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.
Roy showed dissent two times, first against the umpire when he was given out leg before and then when he smashed his bat and helmet to the ground when leaving the field. The explosive opener has been fined 30 percent of his match fees for his poor body language.
Willey who picked up 2 wickets for 26 runs, was found guily of breaching Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match”. Following his wicket of Milinda Siriwardana, Willey appeared to have used inappropriate language and gestured to the batsman signalling him a send-off back to the pavlion. He has been fined 15 percent of his match fees.
The charges on the two English players were alarmed by umpires Paul Reiffell, Rod Tucker, Chris Gaffaney and fourth official S Ravi.