Friday 21 October 2011 

Tim Bresnan Fined For Showing Dissent

Tim Bresnan Fined For Showing Dissent
Tim Bresnan Fined For Showing Dissent
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England fast bowler Tim Bresnan has been fined 7.5 percent of his match fee after he was found guilty of showing dissent during his side's five-wicket defeat to India in the third One-Day International in Mohali.

Bresnan pleaded not guilty to the charge, brought by onfield umpires Billy Bowden and Sudhir Asnani as well as third umpire S. Ravi.

He was charged after he snatched his cap from the umpire following the end of the 18th over of India's innings and after a hearing involving the umpires, Bresnan, England coach Andy Flower and team manager Phil Neale, he was subsequently handed the fine.

"The umpires deserve the utmost respect not only because they do a difficult job in the middle but also because millions of budding and aspiring cricketers watch every move of the players," match referee Roshan Mahanama said.

"This makes all the international cricketers more responsible and accountable for their actions, particularly in their dealings with the umpires in various match situations."

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