Pollard fined 25% of match fee for showing decency
IPL code of conduct for players and team officials was set by BCCI and it has to be followed strictly. As it is a cash rich league of spport Cricket. No players and team officials should offend co-players on the field. It may lead to strict action by BCCI to control the spirit of the game.
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A bit of drama in the last over with the umpire refusing to call two consecutive deliveries as wide. A furious Kieran Pollard takes guard outside the off stump and calls for some attention.
During the IPL 2019 final which was played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Here Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard was fined 25% of his match fee. For showing dissent at an umpiring decision during the IPL final against Chennai Super Kings, here on Sunday.
Pollard admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction.
For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the match referee Javagal Srinath’s decision was final and binding.
During the final over of the innings, an annoyed Pollard took strike near the tramline (marked for wide balls) before nearly leaving the pitch, attracting the ire of the match officials.
On all three occasions, straight umpire Nitin Menon didn’t signal wide as expected by Pollard, the reason being the burly batsman’s big trigger.
After the third dot delivery, Pollard flipped his bat in the air even though he didn’t utter a word.
Just as Bravo got into his stride to bowl the fourth delivery, Pollard, in a mock gesture, left the stumps open and kept walking towards the side of the crease.
The umpires immediately intervened as Ian Gould, from square leg, and Menon, walked towards him to reprimand the player for his gesture, which was against the spirit of the game.