Mumbai: Australia captain Ricky Ponting is facing heat from the International Cricket Council Players’ Code of Conduct for smashing a LCD television in the dressing room at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad.

The ICC has received a communication from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) following the complaint lodged by the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) about Ponting's unacceptable behavior. Punter vented his frustration on the television set after being run out during the defending champions' World Cup opener against Zimbabwe on Monday.

"Yes, we have received it this afternoon," ICC spokesperson Colin Gibson said, adding that a decision is expected on the charges later on Wednesday.

Gibson also confirmed that Ponting's behaviour comes under the ICC's Code of Conduct for players.

Ponting had apologised for the incident to the GCA, who hosted the tie, but the latter went ahead to register a complaint with the BCCI against him.

The incident took place immediately after Ponting was run out on 28 by a direct hit from Chris Mpofu in their Group A clash on Monday.

(Agencies)