Dilshan fined for breaching ICC ‘code of conduct’ in World T20 game against Kiwis

New Delhi, Apr 1: Sri Lankan all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his team’s final Group 1 World Twenty20 match against New Zealand at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday.

Dilshan was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to ‘showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match’.

According to the ICC, the incident happened in the fourth over, when Dilshan rubbed his elbow after the ball deflected off his gloves to the wicketkeeper to indicate that the ball had not touched his gloves.

The charge was brought by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Aleem Dar, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and reserve umpire Steve Davis.

Dilshan admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

All Level 1 breaches for this offence carry a penalty of a warning/reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee. (ANI)