Clash between umpire and Matthew Wade; ICC gives big penalty to Australian player

Australia Maintains Winning Streak with Victory Over England
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Australia Maintains Winning Streak with Victory Over England

Currently, the excitement of the T20 World Cup is on the soil of America and the West Indies. The mighty Australia continued their winning streak by defeating defending champions England. There was a dramatic turn of events in the Group B match between Australia and England. A commotion broke out when Australian player Matthew Wade argued with the umpire. However, now the matter seems to have come to the attention of the Australian player. Because Wade has been reprimanded and warned by the ICC.

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Australia won the match by 36 runs and defeated the English team. In the 18th over of Australia’s innings, Wade again bowled a ball bowled by Adil Rashid. Wade expected the umpires to declare the ball a date ball. Wade was clamoring for a dead ball, but umpire Nitin Menon ignored him and warned him to bat quietly. Even Wade was surprised to see Menon’s reaction.

Controversy Involving Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade was reprimanded by the ICC while Wade hit England’s leg-spinner Adil Rashid for a boundary in the 18th over of Australia’s innings. Then on the next ball, after Rashid bowled, Wade blocked the ball with the bat saying that he was not ready. Wade expected the umpire to award a dead ball, but Menon ruled the ball correct. Seeing this, Wade came forward to argue with them, while Menon warned him to go back to bat.

ICC Reprimands Matthew Wade

While reprimanding Matthew Wade, the ICC said that Matthew Wade was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Support Staff. which deals with dissenting referees’ decisions during an international match. In addition, a demerit point was added to Wade’s record for breaking the rules. This is his first offense in 24 months.

Summary of the Incident

  • Event: Group B match between Australia and England in the T20 World Cup.
  • Incident: Matthew Wade argued with umpire Nitin Menon over a dead ball decision.
  • Outcome: ICC reprimanded Wade and added a demerit point to his record.
  • Impact: Australia won the match by 36 runs, maintaining their winning streak in the tournament.
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