Sreesanth fined for showing dissent of umpires’ decision

Updated: Jan 05, 2011, 23:35 PM IST

Cape Town: Indian pacer S Sreesanth was on Wednesday fined 10 per cent of his match fee for breaching ICC Code of Conduct by kicking boundary ropes after his two LBW appeals were turned down by umpires during the fourth day’s play in the third Test against South Africa here.

Sreesanth pleaded guilty to contravening Level 1 offence (Section 2.1.2) of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials which relates to “abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings”.

As Sreesanth accepted the decision without contest, there was no need for a hearing, an ICC statement said.

The incident took place when the India fast bowler kicked the boundary rope after his two LBW appeals were turned down in the previous over.

All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.

The charge was brought by Ian Gould and Simon Taufel of the Emirates Elite panel of ICC Umpires, third umpire Brian Jerling and fourth umpire Shaun George.