Hampshire wicket-keeper Lewis McManus has escaped a reprimand other than a three-point penalty following his controversial stumping of Leicestershire batsman Hassan Azad earlier this month.
During the first round of the County Championship, McManus removed the bail with his left hand while holding the ball in his right hand, which was lifted in their air to demand a catch.
The April 10 incident was highlighted due to the extensive streaming services now available in England’s domestic cricket and led to a complaint to the ECB by Leicestershire.
Lewis McManus has been reprimanded as well as a code of conduct
An investigation followed but no further action was taken beyond match referee Stuart Cummings’s judgment that McManus’s role in Azad’s dismissal constituted misconduct on the same level as showing serious dissent over an umpire’s decision, the using obscene language or intentionally making physical contact with another player. .
Such Level 2 violations incur a three-point penalty, with a total of nine points in any two-year period, resulting in a suspension.