Southee was found to have violated “Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Staff”, a Level 1 violation.
Additionally, a bug point was added to Southee’s disciplinary record, which was the first offense in 24 months.
The incident occurred in the first round of the game on Wednesday (March 3) when Southee disrespectfully yelled at the referee for a leg before the wicket review against Australian skipper Aaron Finch was refereed and not issued.
Southee admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by Referee Jeff Crowe and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations Department under the COVID-19 Interlude Regulations.
A formal hearing was not required. The umpires on the field, Chris Gaffaney and Wayne Knights, the third arbitrator, Shaun Haig, and the fourth official, Chris Brown, balanced the charges.
Level 1 violations include a minimum penalty for official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s game fee, and one or two points of failure.
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