Johannesburg: Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been handed an official reprimand by the ICC after he pleaded guilty to using abusive language and gestures during the second Test against South Africa in Dubai, after taking the wicket of Morne Morkel.
According to Sport24, the ICC revealed that Ajmal pleaded guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day`s play on Friday.
It also said that the incident happened when Ajmal, after dismissing South African batsman Morne Morkel, turned to the umpire and repeatedly appealed even though Younis Khan had caught the batsman at first slip.
The ICC further said that Ajmal`s appeal for a caught behind off the previous delivery had been turned down so the bowler`s actions after taking the wicket were considered insulting towards the umpire, which contravenes the ICC Code of Conduct.
Ajmal took 6-151 in South Africa`s total of 517, the report said.