Jersey player Harrison Carlyon has been found not guilty of a Level 1 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct following a hearing before ICC Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle.

Carlyon was found not guilty of breaching Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator) during an International Match.”

The incident in question occurred following Ehsan Khan’s dismissal in the 45th over of the ICC Challenge League B Round 2 match between Jersey and Hong Kong in Uganda on 24 June.

The charge, which was laid by Cricket Hong Kong, was denied by Carlyon and consequently a remote hearing was held by Mr Madugalle. The hearing was attended by Carlyon, Jersey Cricket’s team manager, Cricket Hong Kong’s General Manager, and the tournament referee.

Having considered all the evidence and heard from the respective parties, Mr Madugalle was not comfortably satisfied that there was sufficient evidence available to find that the alleged offence had been committed and thus returned a not guilty finding.

Decisions made in relation to Level 1 offences are non-appealable.