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“Using loud vulgarity” was Pathum Nissanka’s punishment in the second T20I against Australia in Sydney.

Pathum Nissanka was also penalized by the International Cricket Council for “using audible vulgarity” during the second T20I between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney. In light of time allowances, ICC match referee David Boon decided to penalize Sri Lanka for failing to meet their aim.

Players are penalized 20% of their match fees for every over their team fails to bowl in the permitted time under Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

After he was judged to have violated Article 2.3 of the ICC code, which pertains to “usage of an audible obscenity during an International Match,” Sri Lankan batter Nissanka was issued a warning and one demerit point was added to his disciplinary record.

At the time of the incident, Nissanka had just missed a ball while batting and was plainly audible on the stump microphone and on the field of play when he used foul language in his reaction.

There was no need for a formal hearing because both Captain Dasun Shanaka and Pathum Nissanka pleaded guilty to their respective offenses and accepted the suggested sanctions.

The accusation was leveled by umpires Donovan Koch, Rod Tucker, Shawn Craig, and Gerard Abood.

Minimum punishment of an official reprimand, a fine of 50% of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points are imposed for Level 1 violations.

Nissanka’s 53-ball 73 was not enough to stop Australia from winning the match in a super over, despite his efforts.

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