Sunday 3 July 2011 

Broad Fined For Making Unacceptable Comments

Broad Fined For Making Unacceptable Comments
Broad Fined For Making Unacceptable Comments
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England Twenty20 International captain Stuart Broad has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for showing serious dissent at an umpire's decision.

After Billy Bowden turned down an lbw appeal made by Broad during the at Headingley, Broad was reported for making unacceptable and offensive remarks to the umpire when leaving the field.

Broad accepted the charge so no formal hearing was required before the fine was imposed by match referee Alan Hurst.

"Accepting an umpire’s decision is an essential feature of cricket and part of the game’s unique spirit," Hurst said.

"Stuart’s behaviour was not acceptable in any form of cricket, and as a well-established member of his country’s national side and current captain of the Twenty20 International team, he must take responsibility for what he says and does," he added.

England went on to lose the match by 69 runs.

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