Mahela fined 10%

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Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene was fined 10 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s One-day International against Australia in Adelaide today.
 
Jayawardene was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the code of the code which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match” an ICC media release said today.

 After Sri Lanka’s eight wickets victory, which has leveled the best-of-the-three final of the three-nation tournament, the opener admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

 Explaining his decision, Mr Broad said: “The actions of Mahela Jayawardene were unacceptable as the ICC code clearly states that whatever may be the situation, you have to always respect and accept an umpire’s decision.

 "It is understandable that Mahela Jayawardene felt disappointed after Farveez Maharoof’s delivery, which had been dispatched for a boundary, was also declared as a no-ball for a full toss above waist height.

 “But as one of the senior most players in world cricket today and also as the captain of his side, Mr Jayawardene must maintain a certain level of self-control and clearly his actions went beyond what would be deemed acceptable.That said, Mr Jayawardene pleaded guilty to the offence and apologised for his actions.”

 The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Asad Rauf of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Bruce Oxenford of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires as well as third umpire Paul Reiffel and fourth umpire Simon Fry.

 The charge related to an incident in the 44th over when Jayawardene, during a consultation between the on-field umpires, argued with their decision to declare a full toss above waist height as a no-ball. The discussion continued for a prolonged period and for the remainder of the over.

 All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee the ICC press release said.

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  • chandrakumar Wednesday, 07 March 2012 08:22 AM

    Come on Mahela . Some people try to make a storm in a tea cup. You are a wonderful captain who learnt your basics in Cricket at Nalanda Vidyalaya , a cradle for budding test cricketers of Sri Lanka. We are proud of you and win the finals too.

    gayan Wednesday, 07 March 2012 09:09 AM

    SLC board should support Mahela by paying the fine.

    Nalaka weerakody Wednesday, 07 March 2012 09:54 AM

    Low mentality of a low quality man has at last came out.....

    Kondebendapucheena Tuesday, 06 March 2012 12:42 PM

    Mahela was right when Clark ask only umpire said No ball .end of the day Mahela pay the price

    dPora Tuesday, 06 March 2012 12:34 PM

    Presumably money worth several tons of crabs.

    mahinda Gunasekera Tuesday, 06 March 2012 11:57 PM

    1. Match Referees should be impartial.

    2. Umpires should be independant and not from Home side. Including the third umpire.

    This should apply for all matches.

    Christo Wednesday, 07 March 2012 10:48 AM

    We should all get together and support Mahela. First umpire makes the wrong decision by declaring it a six, when it is contested he has to amend it as a four. Then the batsman reminds him of his duties and that influences him to declare the bowl a no ball. He should be kicked out from the umpiring panel for been incompetent. Mahela had every right to question his decision.

    Aceman Wednesday, 07 March 2012 10:57 AM

    On the other hand, its cool to see Mahela standing up on behalf of his players, the same way Arjuna used to do.

    Maybe his judgment in this case was a bit off, but its hard to find a better way of bringing a team together than seeing their captain standing up for them.

    Kolomba Kaka Wednesday, 07 March 2012 01:02 AM

    Surely, Mahela is cool enough to put this incident behind and concentrate on his forthcoming Final.

    Raj Wednesday, 07 March 2012 01:05 AM

    Why do they ounish Mahela only? I guess Clarke should be ounished and appropriate action should be taken against the umpires!

    meranchi Tuesday, 06 March 2012 01:38 PM

    cord of conduct must change punish umpire also who giving wrong decision with out concidaring third umpire when ever it is though decisions

    jagath leanage Wednesday, 07 March 2012 02:33 AM

    very unfair.How can Mahela's action be unacceptable?Umpire should take the decission at the correct time.That was a crucial match for both teams.Every single run was important to both teams.So umpires should be more mindful when taking decissions, if not they should be punished, not Mahela.
    Jagath Leanage

    lal Wednesday, 07 March 2012 03:48 AM

    Never mind the fine, SL won the game! Thanks, Mahela for your skill and leadership.We are with you. Please, our fovourite son,s do your best on Thursday and make us all proud Lankans.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 07 March 2012 04:10 AM

    That was a very cheap shot and a reflection of your lack of class and poor up-bringing!

    kasun Tuesday, 06 March 2012 02:43 PM

    dhoni argued with the umpires twice, publicly criticized the match officials for the 5 ball over in the tied match and no action was taken. mahela gets fined for one incident.!!!!

    Achtung Thursday, 08 March 2012 04:01 AM

    yes. your's

    Matalan Tuesday, 06 March 2012 02:48 PM

    Some umpires and referees get away scot free, even when they are in the wrong. Mahela had no qualms about the no ball. He was upset because the call was made after the signal for a boundary, following Clarke's request/appeal. The umpire was out of order - not Mahela.

    jterm Tuesday, 06 March 2012 02:56 PM

    ok that was really uncalled for. Entrepreneurship should be encouraged dude - please don't broadcast your envy/jealousy to the world. it really looks ugly!

    steve Wednesday, 07 March 2012 01:24 PM

    A full toss above waist height is a no-ball, Mahela knows of that;


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