Haddin And Watson Fined After Twenty20 International
Australians Brad Haddin and Shane Watson were both fined 15 percent of their match fees after they were found guilty of showing dissent in the Twenty20 International against Pakistan in Dubai.
Watson gestured towards his bat after he was given out lbw by umpire Aleem Dar while Haddin pointed to his bat when umpire Zameer Haider gave Andrew Symonds out lbw.
“Both players immediately pleaded guilty to the charges and were very apologetic about their actions," match referee Jeff Crowe said.
"While I understand that players will feel frustrated at times, both Brad and Shane were quick to acknowledge that they needed to accept the umpire’s decision without gesture or verbal complaint,” he added.
Australia lost the match by seven wickets and it completed a miserable day for the all-rounder after he was earlier ruled out of the Indian Premier League with a groin injury.
He scored 33 runs in 14 balls before Umar Gul dismissed him.
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