Reuters – (Reuters) – Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has spoken out against the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to broadcast sound from the stump microphone at all times and the introduction of audible obscenities as a new offence.

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  • (Reuters) – Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has spoken out against the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to broadcast sound from the stump microphone at all times and the introduction of audible obscenities as a new offence.
  • Cricket – South Africa v Australia – Fourth Test – Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa – April 2, 2018 Australia’s bowler Nathan Lyon watches a shot REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoThe ICC announced four new violations into its revised code of conduct on Monday – attempting to gain an unfair advantage (cheating, other than ball-tampering), personal abuse, audible obscenity and disobeying an umpire’s instructions.
  • Cricket – Australia Nets – Kia Oval, London, Britain – June 11, 2018 Australia’s Nathan Lyon during nets Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs“I think what’s on the field needs to stay on the field.
  • The 30-year-old, who last played for Australia in their final one-day international of the five-match series defeat by England last month, believes players often curse at their own failings under pressure, which might not be the best example for young fans.
  • Australia are competing in a Twenty20 international tri-series against Pakistan and Zimbabwe and, having beaten both their opponents convincingly in the opening two matches, they face the South Asian nation again on Thursday.


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