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11 Aug 2020
4:38 pm

England’s Broad fined by father over send-off of Pakistan’s Yasir


England paceman Stuart Broad has been sanctioned by his father Chris, a match referee, for a breach of the International Cricket Council's code of conduct during the first Test against Pakistan.

England's Stuart Broad in action during the first Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford . POOL/AFP/File/Dan Mullan

Broad was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for a level one breach and also given one demerit point for using inappropriate language when dismissing Yasir Shah in Pakistan’s second innings at Old Trafford on Saturday, hours before England completed a three-wicket win.

Broad admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad, the former England batsman who is now a member of the ICC’s elite panel of match referees.

He would not normally be officiating in a match involving his son.

But in a bid to cope with travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus, Chris Broad, together with a team of English umpires, is officiating in the current three-match series, having presided over England’s 2-1 win against the West Indies last month.

The second Test between England and Pakistan at Southampton starts on Thursday.