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Nissanka fined, reprimanded

Sri Lanka fast bowler Prabath Nissanka has been fined and severely reprimanded by the match referee for showing dissent in the opening game of the Bank Alfalah tri-series.

india Updated: May 11, 2003 10:27 IST
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Sri Lanka fast bowler Prabath Nissanka has been fined and severely reprimanded by the match referee for showing dissent in the opening game of a triangular series against Pakistan on Saturday.

Nissanka was reported by umpires Simon Taufel and Peter Manuel for swearing and charged by match referee Gundappa Viswanath with a level one offence, according to the International Cricket Council's (ICC's) code of conduct.

"The match referee, having conducted an inquiry after the close of play, decided to impose a fine of 20 percent of the match fee and severely reprimanded the player," the ICC said in a statement on Sunday.

The incident occurred when Nissanka's appeal for a catch behind off left-handed opener Taufeeq Umar was turned down by Manuel.

Nissanka finished with figures of one for 26 in nine overs but Pakistan won the match against the tournament hosts by 79 runs.

New Zealand are the third side competing in the tri-series.

First Published: May 11, 2003 10:27 IST