Ajmal fined for Sangakkara spat
Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal has been fined 15 percent of his match fee from the T20 international against Sri Lanka.
Last Updated: 13/08/09 11:11am
Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for his aggressive reaction to dismissing Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara in the Twenty20 international in Colombo on Wednesday.
Ajmal was charged under level 1.6 of the ICC's code of conduct after pointing to the pavilion and exchanging words with Sangakkara.
The incident was reported by on-field umpires Asoka de Silva and Tyron Wijewardene as well as third umpire Gamini Silva and fourth official Gamini Dissanayake.
"In coming to my decision I took into account the fact the player immediately recognised his error of judgement and apologised to both umpires," said match referee Alan Hurst.
"He also did so to Kumar Sangakkara after the game.
"The player had no previous instances of this type of behaviour but it was pointed out to him during the hearing that his actions were a clear breach of the ICC code of conduct and something seen not only on the replay screen at the ground but also by the many millions of people watching on television around the world.
"This type of action cannot be tolerated as it does not promote the playing of the game in the expected positive spirit."