Sunday 30 October 2011 

Kevin Pietersen Reprimanded For Dissent

Kevin Pietersen Reprimanded For Dissent
Kevin Pietersen Reprimanded For Dissent
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England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for showing dissent during his side's Twenty20 International against India in Kolkata.

Pietersen set up England's six-wicket win with an innings of 53 in 39 balls but has been reprimanded for his reaction to being given out leg before wicket to Suresh Raina.

The charge was laid by standing umpires Sudhir Asnani and S. Ravi as well as third umpire Vineet Kulkarni and fourth umpire K. Srinath.

Pietersen pleaded guilty to the charge.

"As an experienced cricketer, Kevin should know that when the umpire raises his finger, a player should leave the crease without showing his emotions no matter what he may think of the decision," match referee Roshan Mahanama commented.

"In this case, Kevin displayed excessive and obvious disappointment at the decision which sent the wrong signals to all those watching the match at the ground and on television, and as such, merited some form of action."

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