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Yuvraj not guilty: ICC Match Referee

Earlier, the Indian batsman was charged with showing dissent to umpire Bowden's decision during his dismissal on Day 2.

cricket Updated: Dec 29, 2007 12:01 IST

Yuvraj Singh has escaped sanction after a disciplinary hearing found the India batsman not guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in the first cricket test against Australia.

Singh was charged with dissenting umpire Billy Bowden's decision to rule him out caught behind off a Stuart Clark ball for a duck in India's first innings on the second day.

Singh paused at the wicket for a lengthy period before walking from the Melbourne Cricket Ground field.

Match referee Mike Procter decided Singh had not stood his ground in protest, an International Cricket Council statement said Saturday after deliberations from the hearing held following the third day's play Friday.

"It was evident that Yuvraj took more time than normal to leave the crease, but it was due to the fact that he was shocked at the decision," Procter said. "At no stage he showed displeasure or dissent at the umpire's decision."

If found guilty, Singh could been fined up to 50 percent of his match fee.