Ajmal reprimanded for swearing

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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reprimanded after breaching the International Cricket Council's code of conduct during the second and final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reprimanded after breaching the International Cricket Council's code of conduct during the second and final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

The incident occurred during day four at the Sinhalese Sports Club stadium, where the Sri Lankans eventually secured a comfortable victory – and two-one series triumph.

"Saeed was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the code, which relates to 'using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match'," read a statement from the ICC.

"The charge related to an incident after the 105th over of Sri Lanka's second innings when he used obscene language, which was picked up by the stump microphone and heard on television."

The Sri Lankans and Pakistanis will meet for three ODIs – at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota, R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium – on 23, 27 and 30 August respectively.

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