Stuart Broad fined for aggressive comment to the umpire: England pacer, Stuart Broad has been fined 30 percent of his match fee by the ICC for asking umpire Aleem Dar to “just get on with the game” during the fourth day of the second Test between South Africa and England in Newlands, Cape Town. To be precise, Broad made this aggressive remark twice asking the Pakistani umpire to concentrate on the game.
The incident occurred in the 195th over of the South Africa’s long first innings stay in Cape Town, when the England captain Alastair Cook was warned about Broad kicking the pitch in frustration after wicket-keeper Johny Bairstow dropped Temba Bavuma.
Stuart Broad was found to have breached the Article 2.1.5 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.
Broad was called to appear at a disciplinary hearing after the end of day’s play. He pleaded not guilty but match referee Ranjan Madugalle found him guilty of showing dissent to the umpire.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Bruce Oxenford, third umpire Rod Tucker and also the fourth umpire Shaun George. He was fined for violating the Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which can have a maximum penalty of 50%.
ICC statement read: “The player was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 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”.