ICC World Twenty20: Tillakaratne Dilshan fined for showing dissent

Sri Lankan all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan fined 20 per cent match fees by ICC World Twenty20 match referee David Boon.

updated: April 01, 2014 16:12 IST
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Sri Lanka all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's final Group 1 match against New Zealand at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday. Lanka won a low-scoring match to enter the semifinals of the World Twenty20. (Sri Lanka enter semis)

Dilshan was penalised for "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match". 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. (Highlights)

The charge was brought by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Aleem Dar, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and reserve umpire Steve Davis. On Monday evening, Dilshan admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. (Herath, the spin demon)

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