ICC reprimands Matt Prior over broken window

Matt Prior is reprimanded after a woman was injured by a broken window.

Matt Prior has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council after breaking a window at Lord’s yesterday.

The incident occurred on the final day of the second Test against Sri Lanka. Prior, frustrated at being run out, accidentally broke the dressing room window by roughly discarding his bat. A spectator was injured by the resultant shattered glass.

“England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC code of conduct during his team’s Test match against Sri Lanka at Lord’s,” a statement read.

“Prior accepted the Level 1 charge and the proposed sanction from Javagal Srinath of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees after an incident where a window was broken in the England team dressing room.

“He was found to have breached clause 2.1.2 of the code which relates to ‘abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an international match’.”

The England and Wales Cricket Board was yesterday content to dismiss the incident as an accident. Srinath also noted that “the damage he caused was purely accidental and without malice”.

Prior, who has accepted the reprimand, will not face a fine.

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