A fine has been imposed on Australian skipper – Tim Paine after he expressed his dissent over a decision that did not go in his team’s favour in the Sydney test. The penalty included cutting off 15 percent of his match fee as well as handed him over one demerit point.
The unfortunate incident occurred in the 56th over of the first innings when the Australian team appealed for a catch coming out of Cheteshwar Pujara’s bat. Umpire Paul Wilson called it not out after which Paine and Co. decided to take a review. The decision did not change, even though a faint spike was visible on Snicko.
Paine did not seem too satisfied with the decision which ultimately led to his expletive-laden outburst at Paul Wilson. The wicketkeeper-batsman has breached the ‘Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel’, which is related to showing dissent over an umpire’s decision in an International match.
ICC released a statement which stated “Paine admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department as per the COVID-19 interim playing regulations.”
As on-field umpires Paul Wilson and Paul Reiffel, third-umpire Bruce Oxenford and fourth official Claire Polosak levelled the charges on Paine, there was no need for an official hearing.
“There was no need for a formal hearing,” the statement further read.
Talking about the recently concluded third test match, the Indian team turned the tide in their favour just in time and denied Kangaroos the victory. The fourth test is slated to start from 15th January in Brisbane.
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