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England pace bowler James Anderson has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent towards umpire Kumar Dharmasena on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval.
The incident occurred in the 29th over of India’s innings when Anderson snatched his cap and jumper from Dharmasena following an unsuccessful lbw appeal against India captain Virat Kohli.
Anderson, who was given a demerit point in addition to the fine, also spoke to Dharmasena in an aggressive manner.
As a result, the 36-year-old was charged with violating Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an International Match”.
The charge against Anderson was levelled by on-field umpires Dharmasena and Joel Wilson, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and fourth umpire Tim Robinson.
Since Anderson accepted the charge and sanction proposed by match referee Andy Pycroft, there will be no need for a formal hearing.