Darren Lehmann fined for criticising Stuart Broad

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Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 13:34 [IST]
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Lehmann fined for criticising Broad

London, Aug 23: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been fined for publicly criticising England fast bowler Stuart Broad where he called him a "cheat" for not walking during the first Ashes Test.

ICC said on Thursday (August 22) that Lehmann was fined 20 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a charge of publicly criticising and making inappropriate comments about Broad.

Lehmann was found to have breached the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

On Thursday evening, Lehmann admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Roshan Mahanama of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge related to comments made by Lehmann on the eve of the fifth and final Ashes Test during an interview on Australian radio.

The charge was laid by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson.

Richardson said: "Whilst noting the context and nature of the comments made, showing mutual respect for one's fellow professionals - including for coaches, players and match officials - is a cornerstone of how we play the game."


Story first published:  Friday, August 23, 2013, 13:32 [IST]
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