Jack Winslade, the England fast bowler, was reprimanded for breaching the International Cricket Council’s Code of Conduct during his team’s Under-19 World Cup Group D match against Bangladesh on Friday (February 14) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Winslade was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the code, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match”.
The incident in question took place in the 15th over of UAE’s innings when Winslade used foul language – he had been warned earlier for the same offence.
S Ravi and Ian Ramage, the on-field umpires, and Shozab Raza, the third umpire, reported Winslade to Andy Pycroft, the match referee, after the game and he was appropriately charged.
Winslade, who has played for the Surrey second XI, was out first ball while batting and returned figures of 1 for 24 in England’s 213-run victory. He admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
England take on Sri Lanka in their next game at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.