South African Dewald Brevis has been found guilty of breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup semifinal playoff match against Sri Lanka on 30 January.
Brevis was found to have breached 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 occurred in the seventh over of South Africa’s innings, when after being dismissed LBW, Brevis raised his bat indicating he had hit the ball, and then shook his head and continuously looked at his bat as he walked back to the pavilion.
Brevis admitted the offence and accepted the sanction of a reprimand proposed by Tournament Referee Phil Whitticase and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Brevis, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period.
On-field umpires Emmerson Carrington and Asif Yaqoob, third umpire Rashid Riaz and fourth umpire Rizwan Akram levelled the charges.