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ICC Suspends Netherlands’ Bowler Vivian Kingma For Ball-tampering
By CricShots - Jan 26, 2022 5:39 pm
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Netherlands fast bowler Vivian Kingma has received a suspension of four ODIs/T20Is for breaching Level 3 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the third match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against Afghanistan in Doha on Tuesday.

Vivian Kingma
Vivian Kingma

Vivian Kingma has been found to have breached Article 2.14 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “changing the condition of the ball in breach of clause 41.3 of the ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and T20I Playing Conditions.”

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In a press release regarding the same, the ICC wrote; “Apart from the four suspension points that resulted in the sanction, five demerit points have also been added to the disciplinary record of Kingma, for whom it was the first offense in a 24-month period.”

Vivian Kingma has admitted all the charges and graciously accepted the sanctions he offense and accepted the sanction proposed by Wendell La Brooy of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department as per the COVID-19 interim playing regulations. As the sanctions have been admitted, there is no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Ahmed Shah Pakteen and Ahmed Shah Durrani, third umpire Bismillah Jan Shinwari and fourth umpire Izatullah Safi leveled the charge.

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Level 3 breaches carry a penalty of between four and 12 suspension points and apart from that, it will also be five or six demerit points. As each suspension point equates to a ban from one ODI or T20I, whatever comes first for the player or player support personnel, Vivian Kingma will not be able to feature in the next four matches that his team plays in either format.

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