Broad pleaded not guilty to the charge. As such, Ranjan Madugalle of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees conducted a formal hearing after the day’s play and subsequently found him guilty as charged.
The incident happened in the 195th over of South Africa’s innings when Broad showed dissent by twice telling Aleem Dar to ‘just get on with the game’ after the on-field umpires had warned England captain Alastair Cook about the fast bowler damaging the pitch by kicking it in frustration.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Bruce Oxenford, third umpire Rod Tucker as well as fourth umpire Shaun George.
For all first offences, Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.