Kyle Mills cited for excessive appeal
Kyle Mills has been charged under cricket's new rules on excessive appealing for failing to look at the umpire after dismissing Pakistani Salim Elahi.india Updated: Jan 16, 2004 00:33 IST
New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Mills has been charged under cricket's new rules on excessive appealing for failing to look at the umpire after dismissing Pakistani batsman Salim Elahi.
Mills was cited by International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee Chris Broad after Elahi was caught behind for 11 in Wednesday's eight-wicket win by New Zealand over Pakistan in the one-day international here.
He faces a hearing on Friday, on the eve of the final match in the series in which New Zealand already has an unbeatable 3-1 lead.
Mills allegedly did not look back to umpire Darrell Hair and celebrated the wicket without confirming Hair had given the batsman out.
The ICC has clamped down on excessive appealing, and players are expected to wait for the umpire's decision before celebrating a wicket.
First Published: Jan 16, 2004 00:04 IST