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Pakistan vs South Africa: Mickey Arthur reprimanded for showing dissent

Arthur was found to have violated Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.

Pakistan vs South Africa: Mickey Arthur reprimanded for showing dissent

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has received an official warning and one demerit point for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during his side's six-wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa on the third day of the opening Test at Centurion on Friday.

Arthur was found to have violated Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.

The incident took place in the ninth over of South Africa’s second innings when Arthur, after TV umpire Joel Wilson had decided in favour of Dean Elgar, entered the TV umpire’s room and showed dissent by first questioning Wilson's decision and then storming out of the room.

Following the match, Arthur admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee David Boon and, therefore, there would be no formal hearing.

The charge was laid by third umpire Joel Wilson.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.