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Mishra fined for showing dissent

Amit Mishra has been fined 10% of his match fee for showing dissent after he was given out on the first day of the Sabina Park Test on Monday.

cricket Updated: Jun 23, 2011 01:26 IST
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Amit Mishra has been fined 10% of his match fee for showing dissent after he was given out on the first day of the Sabina Park Test on Monday.

The tail-ender was ruled to have committed a level 1 breach of the International Cricket Council's code of conduct and his offence falls under the head, "showing dissent at an umpire's decision by action or verbal abuse."

Mishra was summoned by the ICC match referee Jeff Crowe, who said the batsman stood his ground for too long and gestured to his arm guard after he was caught by Ramnaresh Sarwan off a short, rising delivery from paceman Fidel Edwards.

"Batsmen are taking too long to leave the crease after being given out. Whether it is justdisappointment, it's still disrespectful and, as the code clearly states, unacceptable," the match referee said in an ICC statement.