Dilshan fined for ‘showing dissent’ during New Zealand match

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Dilshan pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him

Sri Lanka opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for “showing dissent” after being dismissed during his side’s 59-run win against New Zealand.

Dilshan was found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.3 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.

The incident occurred in the fourth over of Sri Lanka’s innings when Dilshan was given out caught behind after attempting his trademark ‘Dil-scoop’ shot.

However, Dilshan started to rub his elbow in an attempt to try and tell the umpire that the ball had not hit his gloves.

But, the replays told a different story as it confirmed the umpire’s theory that the ball had hit Dilshan square on the gloves.

Dilshan pleaded guilty to the offence, which means that there will be no need for a formal hearing.

The charges against Dilshan were brought forth by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Aleem Dar, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and reserve umpire Steve Davis.

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