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ICC reprimands Pietersen for showing dissent

October 30, 2011 14:51 IST

England's Kevin Pietersen has been reprimanded for showing dissent at the umpire after being given out lbw during his side's six-wicket win over India in Saturday's Twenty20 international in Kolkata.

Pietersen hit a match-winning 53 off just 39 balls at Eden Gardens to earn England their only victory on the limited overs tour of India, before he was given out lbw off Suresh Raina.

The flamboyant batsman pleaded guilty to the charge and therefore no full hearing was required, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said.

"As an experienced cricketer, Kevin should know that when the umpire raises his finger, a player should leave the crease without showing his emotions no matter what he may think of the decision," match referee Roshan Mahanama said.

"In this case, Kevin displayed excessive and obvious disappointment at the decision which sent the wrong signals to all those watching the match at the ground and on television, and as such, merited some form of action."

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