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Steyn, Parchment found guilty

Steyn and Parchment were fined by the ICC following the early end of the third test on Saturday.

cricket Updated: Jan 13, 2008 14:03 IST

South Africa star Dale Steyn and West Indies opener Brenton Parchment were fined by the International Cricket Council following the early end of the third test on Saturday.

Steyn, who led the Proteas to an innings and 100 runs victory and was named man of the series, was fined 10 percent of his match fee, and Parchment 50 percent.

Steyn was reported by the umpires for showing disrespect to batsman Marlon Samuels when he bowled him for 105 in the second innings. Steyn pleaded not guilty to the charge but match referee Roshan Mahanama found him guilty of breaching the spirit of cricket under the code of conduct.

"Players must, at all times, conduct play within the spirit of the game as well as within the laws," Mahanama said. "It is something I discussed with the captains before the series began and I feel there is a need to show respect for the opposition, even in the heat of battle."

Parchment was fined half his match fee for intentionally running Steyn in the second innings on Friday.