Broad hit in the pocket

England seamer docked half of match fee for "serious dissent"

Last Updated: 03/07/11 2:09pm

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Broad: in trouble with the match referee again

Broad: in trouble with the match referee again

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England bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for an incident in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka on Friday.

Broad was found to have breached article 2.2.1 of the International Cricket Council's code of conduct which relates to "showing serious dissent at an umpire's decision".

The incident occurred in the final over of the Sri Lanka innings when Broad appealed for an lbw, which was turned down. As he left the field, Broad made "unacceptable and offensive remarks" to umpire Billy Bowden about the decision.

After the match, which England lost by 69 runs, Broad admitted the offence - removing the need for a formal hearing - and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by match referee Alan Hurst.

"Accepting an umpire's decision is an essential feature of cricket and part of the game's unique spirit," said Hurst.

"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."

It is not the first time Broad has been in trouble with the authorities - last year he was also fined 50 percent of his match fee for throwing the ball at Pakistan batsman Zulqarnain Haider during the second Test at Edgbaston.

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