Kevin Pietersen fined for showing dissent

Published: Monday, March 13, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Dubai:England batsman Kevin Pietersen was today fined 30 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision during the second Test against India in Mohali, which the hosts won by nine wickets.

Pietersen was charged with breaching Level 1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct by on-field umpires Darrell Hair and Simon Taufel and Television umpire A V Jayaprakash after he showed dissent upon being given out on day four of the match, a release said here today.

He subsequently pleaded guilty to breaching the ICC Code at a hearing conducted today by ICC Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle.

The hearing was attended by Pietersen, England captain Andrew Flintoff, coach Duncan Fletcher and the match umpires.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of a 50 per cent fine of a player's match fee.

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