Pietersen warned over conduct by IPL

Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 9:17 [IST]
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Cape Town : Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has been warned over his on-field conduct after showing dissent during the Indian Premier League defeat by Chennai Super Kings in Port Elizabeth.

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Pietersen was reported by umpire Simon Taufel for showing dissent - a level 1 offence as per the IPL's code of conduct - after being given out lbw to Muttiah Muralitharan for a duck.

"Every incident in the DLF Indian Premier League is being closely monitored and appropriate action being dispensed with almost immediately," IPL chairman Lalit Modi said. "We have a zero-tolerance policy on player indiscipline and will take all necessary steps to ensure that the game is played in the true spirit of cricket."

He added: "As I have said earlier, cricketers need to realise and quickly that they are huge role models for an entire generation of youth and it is crucial for youngsters all over the world to learn straight away the values of this great game and the spirit in which it should be played.

"The eyes of the world are on the DLF Indian Premier League and we want to see cricket, and the spirit of cricket, at its best."


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