Ponting Fined

Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been fined 25% of his match fee for dissent, by Match Referee Jeff Crowe.

He was found guilty of dissent under 1.3 of the ICC code, which reads in part: ‘Showing Dissent at an umpire’s decision by action or verbal abuse’

Match referee Jeff Crowe had this to say ‘Although I have sympathy for Ricky I cannot accept his move towards the on-field umpires as they made a move towards resuming play’.

The decision involved Bangladesh batsman Aftab Ahmed who appeared to edge the ball into his boot, before being caught by Adam Gilchrist.

The umpires referred the decision to the third umpire. They had seemingly decided to give the batsman not out before the animated appeal by Ponting.

Leave a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they have been approved

More articles by Archie Mac