Lahiru Kumara fined over audible obscenity

18 December 2018 03:49 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Kumara has been fined 15% of his match fee and has also received one demerit point after being found guilty of using an audible obscenity during the third day’s play in the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington on Monday, the ICC said.

In a statement, the ICC said the bowler was found to have violated Article 2.3 of the code, which relates to “use of an audible obscenity during an international match”.

“Kumara used an audible obscenity after an outside edge off Tom Latham’s bat in the 96th over went for a boundary. These comments were heard by the on-field umpires and also picked up by the stump mic. After the day’s play, Kumara admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” it said.

The charge had been levelled by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Michael Gough, third umpire Richard Illingworth, all from the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, as well as fourth umpire Tim Brown.

  Comments - 7

  • Melbourne Modaya Tuesday, 18 December 2018 04:50 PM

    Chandka please ask the players to utter obscenities in Sinhalese in future. Should save them some money.

    Tony Tuesday, 18 December 2018 06:40 PM

    This very funny . Only Sri Lankans players punished. I saw our players Physically confronted by NZ bowlers specialy Kusal Mandis but umpires could report this . Is this White nd black thing . Whites can rules we Asians get punished. Any body can watch this was very clear on TV.

    Jude Tuesday, 18 December 2018 08:24 PM

    Tony I agree with you wholeheartedly!!! NZ players are swearing all the time, hurling abusive language at LANKAN players, and Don't. Consider as Sledging!!?? It's NOT !!!

    xxx Tuesday, 18 December 2018 06:39 PM

    Cricketers have taken a leaf out of the parliamentarians book. They must remember that they represent the country not the parliamentarians.

    Jude Tuesday, 18 December 2018 08:15 PM

    Even Umpires Playing Dirty !!!??? They gave a EXTRA Over at the end of the day, when the time was Up !!! And that OVER ended at 6.09PM !!!

    Daniel Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:41 PM

    They were always playing dirty against SL. Last week Aussies confronted Indians physically and verbally, but no punishments. They suspended Akila D but there are many obvious chuckers in rich teams - no actions. SL was also penalised 5 runs unjustifiably in the test match with England.

    Aruna Wednesday, 19 December 2018 07:58 AM

    This is a so bad bevavior commonly seen in unhappy underclass Sri Lankans. This is need to be restricted with fining100% of the match fee at least in Cricket.On our roads almost all our drivers shout at each other in this indecent language when there is a dispute.


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