Pollard Reprimanded After Lashing Out In Wellington
West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard was given an official reprimand after he reacted angrily to being dismissed in the third One Day International against New Zealand in Wellington.
Pollard was dismissed lbw for one by Daniel Vettori and reacted by hitting a dressing room door with his bat. He was charged under ICC Code of Conduct Level 1.2 which relates to "abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, group equipment of fixtures and fittings."
Match referee Javagal Srinath said, "Pollard damaged the door glass in the dressing room with his bat after he returned to the pavilion after being given out lbw by umpire Mark Benson in the 22nd over of the innings. That is inappropriate behaviour and clearly unacceptable as the players are expected to accept and respect the umpires’ decision.
"The player pleaded guilty to the charge and apologised for his actions to New Zealand Cricket. This apology and the fact he is relatively early in his career were taken into consideration," he added.
West Indies went on to lose by seven wickets.
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