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ICC fines Murali Vijay for showing dissent

ICC fines Murali Vijay for showing dissent
Murali Vijay was unhappy with the decision given by Kumar Dharmasena on third day of the fourth Test in Delhi.
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has docked 30 percent of Indian opening batsman Murali Vijay's match fee for showing dissent at the umpire’s decision on the third day of the ongoing fourth Test match against South Africa in Delhi.

Vijay faced a sharp bouncer from Morne Morkel in the fifth over of the innings and was given out caught behind by the on-field umpire Kumar Dharmasena.

A disappointed Vijay walked off while indicating to the umpires that the ball struck his arm guard, which was in violation of the Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of conduct.

The on-field umpires Dharmasena and Bruce Oxenford along with the third umpire CK Nandan levelled the charges on Vijay as was confirmed by the ICC in an official media release.

“India’s Murali Vijay has been fined for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during day three of the fourth Test between India and South Africa in New Delhi on Saturday.

“Vijay was fined 30 per cent of his match fee by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.

“The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Bruce Oxenford, and third umpire CK Nandan.”

Every Level 1 breach carries a minimum penalty of an official reprimand while the maximum allowed penalty is 50 percent of the player's match fee.

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