Tuesday January 21 2014

Cricketer Mukobe reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct


KAMPALA- Having failed to set positive results at the on-going ICC World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand, the situation has even gone worse for coach Team Uganda.

Philemon Mukobe has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s 47-run loss to Kenya at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

Already, all-rounder Deus Muhumuza was reported for suspected illegal bowling action under the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions following Uganda’s seven-wicket defeat to the Netherlands last Monday.

Mukobe was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.
The incident happened when Mukobe (32 off 48) obviously delayed leaving the wicket after being given out caught behind by Irfan Karim off Nelson Odhiambo in the 38th over. The charges were brought by on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Michael Gough, and third umpire Joel Wilson.

The player admitted the offence after the end of the match and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.

All Level 1 breaches for such offences carry a penalty of a warning/reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee.