Bermuda’s right-handed batsman Deunte Darrell was handed one suspension point on Wednesday for breaching Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct. The player thus missed the country’s next ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier match against Scotland on Thursday.
27-year-old Darrell was found to have breached Article 2.21 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that brings the game into disrepute,” following his reckless behaviour during the Group A match against Namibia at the ICC Academy Ground No 2 on Wednesday, which the latter won by 6 wickets.
In addition to the suspension point, Darrell has also received three demerit points.
The incident happened in the eighth over of Bermuda’s innings. After being adjudged leg-before wicket and when he was leaving the field, Darrell threw one of his batting gloves in the direction of the opposite team, hurled his bat at the advertising board and then threw his second glove in the direction of his own team in a very aggressive and intimidating manner.
“Darrell admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” said ICC in their official website.
It is to note that Level 2 breaches carry a fine of 50 to 100 per cent of the match fee and/or up to two suspension points, equating to three or four demerit points.
Talking about the match, Namibia won the toss and decided to bowl first before restricting Bermuda to 106 for 9 in their stipulated quota of 20 overs.
Man of the match Bernard Scholtz was the pick of the bowler for his figures of 3 for 17 in 4 overs.
Riding on Niko Davin’s 37 off 12 deliveries, Namibia thrashed Bermuda by 6 wickets with 41 balls to spare.