Failed Broad appeal leads to hefty fine for paceman

LONDON, (Reuters) – England’s Stuart Broad has been  fined 50 percent of his match fee for showing “serious dissent”  at an umpire’s decision during the second one-day international  against Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday.

The paceman, England’s Twenty20 captain, made “some  unacceptable and offensive remarks” to umpire Billy Bowden as he  left the field at the end of the Sri Lankan innings, the  statement said.

A Broad appeal for an lbw was turned down in the last over  of the innings and the remarks were made regarding the decision.

“Accepting an umpire’s decision is an essential feature of  cricket and part of the game’s unique spirit,” match referee  Alan Hurst was quoted as saying in the statement.

“Stuart’s behaviour was not acceptable in any form of  cricket, and as a well-established member of his country’s  national side and current captain of the Twenty20 International  team, he must take responsibility for what he says and does.”

There was no need for a formal hearing as the fast bowler  admitted his offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered  to him by the match referee, the ICC said.

Sri Lanka defeated England by 69 runs at Headingley on  Friday to level the five-match ODI series 1-1.

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