Defending U-19 ICC Cricket World Cup Champion, India, fell short of Her dream of retaining the title, after suffering a heavy loss in the hands of their English counterpart in the Quarter Finals stage. The Indian Colts’ set the English a modest but competitive target of 222 runs. England, however, reached their target in 49.1 overs, with 3 wickets in hand.
This, though, was not the only disappointing outcome of the game for the Men In Blue. Their captain Vijay Zol was found guilty of using abusive language towards English batsman, Ben Duckett. The incident happened midway, into the England innings, when Zol caught Duckett in the mid wicket region.
He followed this with a serious of abusive words towards the English batsman and was found to have breached Article 2.2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which translates to “using language or gesture(s) that is seriously obsence, seriously offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person during an International Match”. Zol, hence, would have to sit out his next international fixture.
In a separate incident, Indian off spinner Aamir Gani was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct when he hurled a few unpleasant words towards the Ed Bernard, the England top order batsman. Gani was let off the hook, with a stern warning.
An official press release from the ICC read:
“India’s U19 captain Vijay Zol has been suspended for one match and off-spinner Aamir Gani has been reprimanded after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2014 quarter-final against England at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.“