Yorkshire CCC and England’s Jonny Bairstow in the dock over ‘audible obscenity’

England's Jonny Bairstow reacts while batting against New Zealand during their T20 cricket match at Eden Park, Auckland. (Picture: Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)
England's Jonny Bairstow reacts while batting against New Zealand during their T20 cricket match at Eden Park, Auckland. (Picture: Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)
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England’s Jonny Bairstow has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council after using “an audible obscenity” during the final Twenty20 against New Zealand.

The batsman has been handed one demerit point under the ICC’s disciplinary code following a review of the incident, which took place during the tourists’ series-clinching ‘super over’ win at Eden Park.

England's Jonny Bairstow bats during their T20 cricket match against New Zealand. (Picture: Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)

England's Jonny Bairstow bats during their T20 cricket match against New Zealand. (Picture: Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)

It is the second time Yorkshire’s Bairstow has received such a sanction this year, having also picked up a demerit point for swinging his bat at the stumps during a one-day international against Pakistan in May.

The points remain on a player’s record for a period of two years, with a total of four points in that time enough to force a ban of one Test or two limited-overs games.