Travis Head was not sure of his place in the XI. In the end, the selectors chose him instead of Usman Khawaja. He has also given this left hand a great reward for trust. Under pressure, he led Australia to a great innings of 152 off 147 balls, for which he later won the Man of the Match award. However, in Brisbane, not only the award, but also the punishment has been added to the head. That too with self-abuse!
The incident happened in the 7th over of the Australia innings on the second day. He used “unacceptable language” for himself after being beaten by a Ben Stokes ball. This violates Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which deals with the use of obscene language by players and support staff in international matches.
Match referee David Boone fined Head 15 percent of the match fee. Also given a demerit point. This demerit point will remain in the head’s account for two years. It’s a level one crime. One or two demerit points with a minimum penalty, a maximum match fee of 50 percent.
This punishment for the head may be an acid-sweet experience in the end. Head was punished in such a match! Boon also sprinkled salt on England’s big-time loss in the Brisbane Test. The entire England team has been fined 100% of the match fee due to slow overrate. England has violated Article 2.2 of the Code of Conduct.
The match fee was fined 20 per cent for each over, with England reducing five overs in the allotted time in Brisbane. Not only fines, Joe Root’s team also lost five points in the World Test Championship table. According to the playing condition, the rule of deducting one point for each over.