Mahela Jayawardene fined for dissent by ICC

Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene has been fined 10 % of his match payment for arguing with the umpires during the 2nd final of the best-of-the-three finals against Australia on Tuesday. Sri Lankan skipper was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s judgement during 2nd final game”.

The unpleasant incident happened in the 44th over of the Australian innings when Farveez Maharoof bowled a high full toss to skipper Michael Clarke, which was pulled away to the square leg boundary for a 4. However, the umpire adjudged it as a no ball quite late and Mahela was not happy with the judgement. He was then seen having an animated conversation with both the on-field umpires, Asad Rauf and Bruce Oxenford, who later laid out charge against Mahela Jayawardene.

Mahela Jayawardene admitted the offence and accepted the suggested sanction offered to him by ICC match referee Chris Broad.

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