England’s Stuart Broad has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for throwing the ball at Zulqarnain Haider during the ongoing 2nd Test against Pakistan, the ICC announced on Monday.
Broad petulantly hurled the ball at Test debutant Zulqarnain Haider, then on 22, at the end of the 63rd over on the third day at Edgbaston here on Sunday and hit Pakistan’s wicketkeeper, who had not shifted from his location, on the shoulder.
The 24-year-old Broad pleaded responsible to a charge delivered by the match umpires which applies to “throwing the ball at or near a player, umpire or official in an inappropriate/and or dangerous manner”.
Broad’s guilty plea meant there was no require for Sri Lankan match umpire Ranjan Madugalle to hold a entire studying after stumps on Sunday.
“The actions of Stuart Broad were unacceptable,” Madugalle said in an ICC statement released Monday. “I understand the aggravations of a bowler in the warm of the time but as an global sportsman one wants to control these emotions whatever may be the scenario and always regard the opposition.
“Stuart, by pleading responsible, realized his blunder and I’m sure he will not repeat the similar again.”