The dutch fast bowler, Vivian Kingma is now officially banned by the ICC for 4 ODIs/T20Is due to a ball-tampering incident that took place during the 3rd ODI against Afghanistan, which the Netherlands lost by 75 runs, in Doha on Tuesday.
The incident took place in the 31st over of the 3rd ODI – which was the part of the Men’s ICC CWC Super League – when Vivian Kingma “changed the condition of the ball by scratching it with his nails,” an ICC official statement said. Vivian Kingma finished with figures 1/50 bowling 10 overs.
Vivian Kingma breached Article 2.14 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which is “changing the condition of the ball in breach of clause 41.3 of the ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and T20I Playing Conditions.”
The ICC official statement said that Kingma – for whom it was the first offense in a 24-month period – had admitted his offense and accepted the decision issued by the expert panel and that eliminated the need for any kind of formal hearing. Apart from 4 suspension points that were included in the panel decision, 5 demerit points have also been added to the disciplinary record of Vivian Kingma.
Netherlands fast bowler Vivian Kingma was on Wednesday suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for four ODIs/T20Is for ball-tampering during the third match of the Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against Afghanistan in Doha.
“As each suspension point equates to a ban from one ODI or T20I, whatever comes first for the player or player support personnel, Kingma will miss the next four matches that his team plays in either format,” the ICC said in a statement.
The 27-year fast bowler, Vivian Kingma, played his maiden ODI match against Canada in 2014 and then made his T20 debut in 2016. Overall, the fast bowler has taken 12 wickets in 10 ODIs and eight wickets in 9 T20Is.
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