Aamer warned over clash

Match referee has word with paceman after Ponting incident

Last Updated: 14/07/10 2:32pm

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Elbow room: Ponting and Aamer have an unscheduled coming together

Elbow room: Ponting and Aamer have an unscheduled coming together

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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamer has been warned about his future conduct after clashing with Australia captain Ricky Ponting on the first day of the Lord's Test.

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"I told him that when he takes a wicket, he should celebrate with his team-mates rather than getting himself into the personal space of the outgoing batsman. It's a spirit of cricket issue."
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Aamer, 18, collided with Ponting as he celebrated dismissing the Tasmanian for 26 and was spoken to by match referee Chris Board after the close of play.

"Aamer is a young, exciting, talented player full of enthusiasm for this great sport and that is to be celebrated and nurtured but there are a few things he still has to learn in relation to how to conduct himself on the field of play," said Broad.

"I told him that when he takes a wicket, he should celebrate with his team-mates rather than getting himself into the personal space of the outgoing batsman. It's a spirit of cricket issue.

"It has happened twice now so we as a playing control team thought it would be sensible for me to have a word with him.

"He accepted it graciously and undertook to avoid a repeat occurrence. As far as we are concerned the issue is now closed."

Ponting appeared to brace his elbow as he made contact with Aamer but neither on-field umpire felt the incident warranted any formal action under the International Cricket Council code of conduct.

Umpires Rudi Koertzen and Ian Gould spoke with Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi at the time and then advised Broad to have a word with Aamer, who finished with figures of 4-72 as Australia were all out for 253 in their first innings before lunch on the second day.

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