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ICC to review code after “worst” behavior in recent memory

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DUBAI, :— The International Cricket Council is launching a world-wide review of player conduct in the wake of the 12-month bans Cricket Australia imposed on test captain Steve Smith and vice captain David Warner for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

ICC chief executive David Richardson says “we’ve seen a number of incidents of poor player behavior in recent weeks which has included ugly sledging, send-offs, dissent against umpires’ decisions, a walk-off and ball tampering.”

Richardson says recent weeks have been “one of the worst periods in recent memory for consistently poor player behavior and the global outcry in relation to the ball tampering is a clear message to cricket: enough is enough.”

The ICC will invite respected ex-internationals to join a panel to review the existing code of conduct in a bid to clarify and define what is expected of players.(Agencies)

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