Fine for Pollard
Kieron Pollard has been fined for breaking the ICC's Code of Conduct during the West Indies' match against South Africa on Thursday.
Last Updated: 21/05/10 6:39pm
Kieron Pollard has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for Thursday's Twenty20 international between the West Indies and South Africa after being found guilty of breaking the ICC's Code of Conduct during the match.
The all-rounder pleaded guilty to a Level 1 charge of conduct contrary to the spirit of cricket after he was reported by on-field umpires Norman Malcolm and Clyde Duncan, as well as third umpire Goaland Greeves, for impeding the bowler's path to the ball.
"A competitive attitude is to be promoted and cherished on the cricket field but players must also remember at all times to play within the spirit of the game," match referee Roshan Mahanama said.
"On this occasion Kieron has overstepped the mark and I have fined him 25% of his match fee, a penalty that he has accepted."
South Africa, who won the game in Antigua by a single run to claim a 2-0 series victory, were fined 10 per cent of their match fees for a slow over-rate in the opening match.
Proteas captain Graeme Smith had also been handed a 20 per cent fine after his side were also found guilty of the same offence at the ICC World Twenty20, meaning he now faces a one-match ban should the same infringement occur in the next 12 months.