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Home > India > Cricket > IPL > Report

Ishant fined for kicking down stumps

May 04, 2008 15:56 IST

Kolkata Knight Riders spearhead Ishant Sharma was on Sunday fined 10 per cent of his match fees for kicking down the stumps in Saturday's Indian Premier League match against Punjab King's XI at Mohali.

Punjab beat Kolkata

IPL match referee Clive Lloyd [Images] found the speedster guilty of a Level 1 offence (clause 2) as per the International Cricket Council's Code of Conduct which has been adopted by the Twenty20 League authorities, a media release said on Sunday. 

The offence relates to abusing ground equipment.

IPL had earlier booted out Mumbai Indians off-spinner Harbhajan Singh [Images] for slapping King's XI bowler S Sreesanth [Images] at the same venue.

It had also fined Shane Warne [Images], captain of Rajasthan Royals, and Sourav Ganguly [Images], skipper of Knight Riders, for different breaches of the Code at Jaipur on May 1 during the two teams' contest.

Former India skipper Ganguly was found guilty of showing dissent on the field and fined 10 per cent of his match fees. 

The Match Referee in his recommendation to the IPL said that Ganguly's act of prevailing upon Pratap Kumar, the on-field umpire, to refer a decision to the TV umpire, constituted a Level I offence as per the ICC's [Images] Code of Conduct.

Spin legend Warne was found 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.

Warne had publicly criticised his opposite number Ganguly for an on-field incident at the end of the game between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.

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