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Munaf Patel fined 50% for showing dissent

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Published: Monday, April 23, 2012, 10:31 [IST]
 
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Munaf fined for his offensive gestures

Mumbai, Apr 23: Mumbai Indians' pacer Munaf Patel was again fined 50 percent of his match fee for breaching the code of conduct during the match against Kings XI Punjab at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

Munaf was found guilty for making offensive gestures and for breaching the IPL code of conduct during the match against Kings XI Punjab at Mumbai.

The pacer was found guilty of making some offensive gestures that constitute to Level 1 offence, (Article 2.1.4) and conduct bringing the game into disrepute (Article 2.1.8) during the clash against David Hussey's XI.

The 28 year old pacer admitted the offences and accepted the fine. In accordance with the IPL Code of Conduct and being Level 1 breaches, the Match Referee's decision is final and binding.

While Munaf Patel has not been fined for his offensive gestures for the first time in the fifth edition of IPL, as he was fined 25% of the match fee after he was involved in a heated arguement with the umpires, regarding the dismissal of Deccan Chargers' skipper Kumar Sangakkara during an IPL match against Chargers at Visakapatnam on Apr 09, 2012.

This is the second time he has been fined for breaching the code of conduct in IPL 5.

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