(Reuters) – England seamer James Anderson has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for dissent towards umpire Kumar Dharmasena during the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday.
The incident happened in the 29th over of the Indian innings on Saturday when Anderson snatched his cap and jumper from Dharmasena and then spoke to him aggressively following an unsuccessful leg-before wicket review against visiting captain Virat Kohli.
“Anderson was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to ‘showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an International Match’,” the ICC said in a statement.
“Anderson admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.”
In addition to the fine, one demerit point was added to the disciplinary record of Anderson, for whom this was the first offence since the introduction of the revised Code in Sept. 2016.
Kohli eventually lost his wicket to Ben Stokes for 49 as India finished the second day on 174 for six, trailing hosts England’s first-innings 332 by 158 runs. (Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Clare Fallon)