Kieron Pollard fined 25 percent for showing dissent at umpiring decision


HYDERABAD: Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard was fined 25 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpiring decision during the IPL final against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

Pollard admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction.

For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee Javagal Srinath's decision was final and binding.

During the final over of the innings, Pollard took strike near the tramline before nearly leaving the pitch, attracting the ire of the match officials.

Bowling the final over of the MI innings, Dwayne Bravo, finding Pollard shuffle repeatedly towards the off-stump from his one-leg guard, cleverly bowled fuller deliveries outside the 'tramline' (marked for wide balls) for three successive dot balls.

On all three occasions, straight umpire Nitin Menon didn't signal wide as expected by Pollard.

After the third dot delivery, Pollard's frustration was evident as he flipped his bat in the air.

Just as Bravo got into his stride to bowl the fourth delivery, Pollard left the stumps open and kept walking towards the side of the crease.

Pollard made a 25-ball 41 and was the top scorer for his side.


With inputs from PTI

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