England fast bowler Stuart Broad was fined 15% of the match fee by the match referee and his father Chris Broad. He became the first cricketer to be punished by his father. He used inappropriate language against spinner Yasir Shah in the Manchester Test against Pakistan after he was dismissed. This incident is from the 46th over of Pakistan's second innings.
Broad was charged by field umpires Richard Kettlebro and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Michael Gough, and fourth umpire Steve O'Hagness, which he admitted. After this, there was no need for a formal hearing in this case.
Broad added demerit points for the third time within 24 months in the account
According to a statement issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Broad was found guilty of violating Section 2.5 of the ICC's Code of Conduct, which relates to improper language, wrongful act in an international match. With this, a demerit point was added to Broad's record. This is his third offense in 24 months and has totaled three demerit points in his account. Broad had earlier violated the rules in the fourth Test (Wanderers) against South Africa on 27 January 2020 and the third Test against India (Trent Bridge) on 19 August 2018.
Violation of Level-1 can cut match fees by up to 50 percent
According to ICC rules, at least official reprimand for Level 1 violation, a penalty of 50 percent of the maximum match fee, and one or two demerit points are added to the respective player's account. Broad has completed 500 wickets in his Test career only last month. He is the 7th bowler in the world and the second England bowler to achieve this feat.