Chandimal And Hafeez Sanctioned For Dissent
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez and Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Chandimal have both been punished for dissent following incidents in the in Abu Dhabi.
Hafeez was handed a reprimand and Chandimal was fined ten percent of his match fee after both players showed dissent on being given out leg before wicket.
Both players pleaded guilty to the charges and accepted the penalties for attempting to indicate to the umpire that they had hit the ball.
"Accepting an umpire's decision is an essential feature of cricket and part of the game's unique spirit," match referee Andy Pycroft said.
"These players' behaviour was not acceptable in any form of cricket and they must take responsibility for what they do. Chandimal has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee while Hafeez has received an official reprimand. The difference in penalty is due to the degree of dissent displayed," he said.
Pakistan went on to win the match by five wickets.
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