Little reprimanded for abusing England hero
Ireland seamer Josh Little has been reprimanded for giving England’s Jonny Bairstow a “provocative” or “disparaging” send-off in the second one-day international.
Little, who claimed three wickets in Ireland’s defeat, admitted “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter” after dismissing Bairstow at the Ageas Bowl.
The offence is regarded as a level-one breach of the International Cricket Council’s code of conduct and the 20-year-old will have one demerit point added to his disciplinary record. Accruing four points in a 24-month period triggers a ban, although Little has no previous offences on his record.
Bairstow hit 82 from 41 balls before edging Little behind to Lorcan Tucker. Little was then seen exchanging words with Bairstow as the opener left the field. England went on to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, which concludes tomorrow.