New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson was fined 25 percent of his match fee for tossing the ball “in an inappropriate and/or dangerous way” at Pakistan batsman Faheem Ashraf, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.
On Monday, the third day of the first test, the 25-year-old violated Article 2.9 of her code of ethics. It added that Jamieson had confessed the offence and acknowledged the penalty proposed by match referee Jeff Crowe.
“There was an incident… On Monday, when Jamieson hurled it at high pace in the direction of Faheem Ashraf after fielding the ball on his follow-through, when the batsman was away from the stumps but inside the popping crease and not expecting to take a run, the ICC said.
It said that one of the demerits was added to the disciplinary record of the bowler. That was the first offence for Jamieson in a 24-month period.
If four or more demerit points are earned by a player over a two-year period, they are turned into penalty points that may lead to a ban.
After Tuesday’s Mount Maunganui game, Pakistan were 71-3, still 302 runs away from their 373 victory target. On January 3, the second and final test starts in Christchurch.