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Vivian Kingma receives 4 match ban for ball tampering


PBC News:  Dutch high-speed bowler Vivian Kingma was suspended in four games (ODI / T20I) because he violated the ICC Code of Conduct and changed the condition of the ball.

Apart from the suspension, his disciplinary action was subject to five penalties. The incident took place on Tuesday (January 25) in Doha over the Dutch third ODI against Afghanistan on the 31st. Kingma was seen manipulating the ball with nails.

“Kingma was found to violate Section 2.14 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Staff. It violates Section 41.3 of the ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and T20I Regulations. Refers to changing the state of the ball. The state of the game refers to the media release of the ICC.

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After taking notice of the change in conditions of the ball, the onfield umpires Ahmed Shah Pakteen and Ahmed Shah Durrani immediately slashed the Dutch with five penalty runs, which were added to Afghanistan’s total.
In the end, the Netherlands had to chase 255 to secure a consolation victory and 10 World Cup ODI Super League points.

However, Afghanistan bowled the Netherlands out for 179 in the 43rd over to win the series 30, despite Scott Edwards and Colin Ackermann putting up 106 for the first wicket.

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