Panesar pays the price
Monty Panesar has lost 25 percent of his match fee for excessive appealing during the fifth Test in Trinidad.
Last Updated: 10/03/09 5:21pm
Monty Panesar has lost 25 percent of his match fee for excessive appealing during the fifth Test in Trinidad, but Amjad Khan and Stuart Broad escaped punishment.
The England trio were summoned to appear before match referee Alan Hurst after the close of play on the fourth day against the West Indies.
Panesar repeatedly rushed off to celebrate a wicket before even checking whether the umpire had given the decision in his favour.
It is not the first time the left-arm spinner has been accused of excessive appealing, but this time it has cost him a quarter of his match fee.
Hurst, a member of the elite panel of ICC match referees, chaired the hearing and found that Panesar was guilty of over appealing.
"Monty Panesar is a very enthusiastic and exuberant bowler, and there is nothing wrong with that, but on this occasion he has gone too far," said Hurst.
England debutant Khan was also charged with excessive appealing, and was at one stage celebrating down at fine leg in the belief that Shivnarine Chanderpaul had edged behind, despite umpire Daryl Harper not raising the finger.
Khan was issued with a reprimand for his actions but did not receive a fine from the ICC.
Broad, meanwhile was cleared of publicly criticising the match officials, after his stand-off with umpire Harper.
Harper had given a harsh wide against Broad for a bouncer, and the Englishman was furious as he tried to walk back into the field.
The umpire hung onto Broad's cap to issue a reprimand and skipper Andrew Strauss was eventually called over to control his fast bowler.
However, the ICC have found that Broad is not guilty and he has been fully cleared of any wrongdoing.