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Ganguly, Warne fined 10 per cent of match fees
May 02, 2008 17:34 IST
Last Updated: May 02, 2008 18:07 IST
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Sourav Ganguly [Images] has been issued an official reprimand and fined him 10 per cent of his match-fee for showing dissent on the field during the Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Thursday.
A statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India said Match Referee Farookh Engineer reprimanded Ganguly and also fined him.
"Ganguly's act of prevailing upon Mr Pratap Kumar, the on-field umpire, to refer a decision to the TV umpire, constitutes a Level I offence as per the ICC's [Images] Code of Conduct," the statement added.
Ganguly had asked for a third umpire referral on his catch that South Africa captain Graeme Smith [Images] took during the match, which Rajasthan Royals won by 45 runs.
After the match Royals' captain Shane Warne lashed out at Ganguly, saying he would lodge a complaint against his counterpart for resorting to time-wasting tactics during the match and refusing to accept the fielder's word on a "clean catch".
For his outburst, Warne too was reprimanded and fined as much as Ganguly.
Engineer felt Warne was guilty of violating Section 1.7 of the ICC's Code of Conduct, which deals with 'public criticism of, or inappropriate comment on a match-related incident or official', which constitutes a Level I offence.
Engineer also suspended Kumar for one match on the grounds that there was no reason for him to accede to Ganguly's request to consult the television umpire.