McCullum reprimanded for showing dissent at umpire’s decision

May 18th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Johannesburg, May 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Brendon McCullum has been ’severely reprimanded’ by match referee S. Venkatraghavan at a hearing for showing dissent at an umpiring decision during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Deccan Chargers.
After hearing all the evidence and reviewing the match footage at a hearing held Sunday, the match referee decided that McCullum and his team the Knight Riders were indeed guilty of showing dissent, as reported by the match umpires S. Ravi and Rudi Koertzen during the match against Deccan Chargers Saturday, IPL said in a statement.

On-field dissent by a player is a Level 1 offence and is a direct breach of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players.

Since it was McCullum’s first offence, he was let off with a severe reprimand, the statement said.

The incident occurred when Knight Riders bowler Mashrafe Mortaza was no-balled by umpire Ravi in the final over of the match as there were only three fielders in the 30 yards circle.

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