Monday 10 June 2013 

Dilshan, Jayawardene Reprimanded For Excessive Appealing

Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka
Dilshan, Jayawardene Reprimanded For Excessive Appealing
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Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene, both former captains of Sri Lanka, have been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for excessive appealing.

They were both reported by the on-field umpires following Sri Lanka's one-wicket defeat to New Zealand in the Champions Trophy in Cardiff.

The pair pleaded guilty to a Level One breach of the ICC Code of Conduct and were charged with 'excessive and prolonged appealing'.

"Irrespective of the outcome of an umpire’s decision, players are not entitled to prolonged appeals as this can be construed as pressuring the umpires. Both the players accepted their mistake and apologised for their actions," match referee Andy Pycroft said in a statement.

Sri Lanka posted just 138 but despite their low total, almost bowled their way to victory before New Zealand scrambled home.

They are next in action when they play England at The Oval on Thursday 13th June.

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