England's fast-shooter James Anderson was fined 15 percent of his match rate for violating Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct on Day 2 of the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval in London. "It was discovered that Anderson violated Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which is related to" showing dissent to an arbitrator's decision during an International Match ", according to www.icc -cricket.com.
The incident occurred in 29th place in India's tickets on Day 2, when Anderson snatched his cap and jumper from field referee Kumar Dharmasena.
Anderson, who is the highest wicket player in England, also spoke with Dharmasena in an "aggressive manner" after an unsuccessful LBW check against India captain Virat Kohli.
The 36-year-old kicker admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft from the Elite Panel of Referees of the ICC Match Referees of Emirates and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
In addition to this, a demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of the fast bowler, for whom it was the first offense since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016.
The accusations were made by referees Dharmasena and Joel Wilson, third referee Bruce Oxenford, all of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, and fourth referee Tim Robinson.
Level 1 infractions carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50% of a player's match fee and one or two demerit points.