Following the end of England Women’s semifinal vs India Women’s in Commonwealth Games 2022, the International Cricket Council (ICC) officially reprimanded Katherine Brunt.
During the game, Brunt was heard making an indecent statement. The ICC brought it up after the match and charged her for violating Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
“In addition, one demerit point was added to Brunt’s disciplinary record, as this was her second offense in a 24-month period, bringing her total demerit points to two.”
“The incident occurred in the 17th over of India’s innings, when Brunt used foul language following a catch dropped off India batsman Deepti Sharma,” according to an ICC statement.
She received a warning because it was a level 1 violation. The maximum penalty for this is 50 percent of the player’s match fee plus one or two demerit points as determined by the referees.
“Brunt admitted the offense and accepted the sentence imposed by Shandre Fritz of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees, hence no formal hearing was required.”
The accusation was leveled by “on-field umpires Eloise Sheridan and Kim Cotton, third umpire Claire Polosak, and fourth umpire Shivani Mishra,” according to the report.
England fell by four runs against India in the semifinals and will now face the loser of the second semifinal between Australia and New Zealand for the bronze medal.