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Cricket news - Bairstow receives demerit point for audible obscenity

The incident happened in the final T20I against New Zealand.

Jonny Bairstow has been reprimanded and handed one demerit point for using an "audible obscenity during an international match", ICC said in a media release on Monday (November 11).

The England batsman was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fifth T20I match against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday. The incident occurred in the seventh over of England's innings after his dismissal, and was picked up by the stump mic and "heard on TV".

Incidentally, England won the game in Super Over after the match ended in a tie, clinching the series 3-2.

On-field umpires Wayne Knights and Chris Gaffaney, third umpire Christopher Brown as well as fourth umpire Shaun Haig levelled the charge the following day. Bairstow admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Andy Pycroft, and no official hearing was required.

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.

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