Ponting fined for showing dissent over umpire’s decision

June 28th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS  


Dubai, June 28 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for showing dissent over an umpiring decision in the second one-day against the West Indies in Grenada Friday. Ponting was charged under clause 1.3 of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Code of Conduct.

The penalty was handed down by match referee Roshan Mahanama following a hearing that took place after Australia beat the West Indies by 63 runs via D/L method.

The incident happened in the 23rd over of the West Indies innings when umpire Norman Malcolm turned down a caught behind appeal against Patrick Browne off the bowling of Michael Clarke.

Ponting appeared dismayed by the umpire’s decision and appeared to make a comment to the official, an ICC statement said.

Ponting pleaded not guilty to the charge at the post-match hearing in which video evidence was used.

“A captain needs to set the example and it is not acceptable for any player, let alone a captain, to show dissent at an umpire’s decision,” Mahanama said.

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