Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Buttler's Backed by Coach despite ICC Reprimand

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Buttler's Backed by Coach despite ICC Reprimand

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ENGLAND head coach Trevor Bayliss hopes Jos Buttler will keep his emotions in check in the heat of the moment in future after being given an official reprimand for his angry exchange with several Bangladesh fielders on Sunday.

After being dismissed on review in the second one-day international in Dhaka, Buttler felt Bangladesh were too excessive in their celebrations and a heated confrontation ensued before the umpires intervened to send the England captain on his way.

While Buttler was merely given a warning for breaching level one of the ICC's code of conduct, his opposite number Mashrafe Mortaza and batsman Sabbir Rahman were fined 20 per cent of their match fees for their part in the incident.

However, all three were given one demerit point, as part of the ICC's revised code of conduct introduced last month, and should any of them reach four they face being handed a suspension.

Bayliss has no problems with Buttler, skipper for the three-match series in place of the absent Eoin Morgan, standing up for himself - but has urged the 26-year-old not to cross the line.

Bayliss said: "He received a slap on the wrist and I am sure he will be doing his best to stay out of trouble in the future.

"I haven't read the match referee's report but the (Bangladesh) players) were fined and Jos was warned for retaliating and that in itself tells a bit of a story. I think Jos, wearing the captain's hat, was not going to take it lying down.

"You only have to watch some of our pre-match football matches to see the passion he has.

"I have no qualms about the passion he shows. He has to be a little more careful about how he reacts.

"We have to look to make sure it does not distract us from the way we want to play the game and concentrating on what we do.

"We have spoken about it before when the Pakistan series started and there will probably be a reminder from the coach leading into the third game.

"We are not going to back down from anything and we have some characters in the team who will not back down. …

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