Match referee Lloyd vents spleen at Vaughan

Published: Sunday, January 30, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Cape Town:Former West Indies captain and ICC Match referee Clive Lloyd charged England captain Michael Vaughan of displaying a "dismissive and rude attitude" at a disciplinary hearing during the 4thTest match at the Wanderers.

The Cape Town-based afternoon daily Cape Argus quoted Lloyd as saying Vaughan's attitude at the hearing had been a key factor in deciding his punishment.

"I would have given him a lesser fine if it were not for that, but I stopped short of banning him for the last Test," Lloyd. "I have respect for the England captain and I expected the same from him."

"If he doesn't respect me he should at least respect the position (of match referee), but he made matters worse for himself with his dismissive and rude attitude," the daily quoted. It may be mentioned here that Vaughan was docked his entire match fee after criticising umpires Steve Bucknor and Aleem Dar for concluding play early because of poor light on the day two of the Test.

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