Tuesday 1 April 2014 

Dilshan Fined For Dissent

Tillakaratne Dilshan
Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined for his show of dissent in the game against New Zealand
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Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of showing dissent during his side's ICC World Twenty20 win over New Zealand.

After being given out in the fourth over of Sri Lanka's innings, he rubbed his elbow to indicate that he felt the ball had not touched his bat or gloves before being caught by Luke Ronchi off Trent Boult.

The umpiring team of Rod Tucker, Aleem Dar, Bruce Oxenford and Steve Davis brought the charge against Dilshan.

Dilshan admitted the offence, which is a breach of Article 2.1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct, relating to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match".

David Boon imposed the 20 per cent fine following the game.

Sri Lanka went on to win the match by 59 runs, bowling New Zealand out for 60 to progress to the semi-finals, where they will play either Pakistan or the West Indies.

It is the second fine that Dilshan has had to pay in the tournament after the team were docked 10 per cent for a slow over-rate, which also resulted in a one-game ban for Dinesh Chandimal.

Chandimal will return to lead the side in the semi-final.

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