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Pollock fined full match fee for dissent

ICC match referee Clive Lloyd fined Shaun Pollock his full match fee for showing dissent but exonerated Mark Boucher on lack of evidence.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2003 00:43 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse

International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee Clive Lloyd Wednesday fined former South African captain and pacer Shaun Pollock his full match fee for showing dissent but exonerated vice captain Mark Boucher on lack of evidence.

Australian umpire Darrell Hair complained Pollock showed dissent against a rejected appeal during the third one-day international won by South Africa Tuesday by 13 runs in the eastern industrial city of Faisalabad.

"Pollock has been fined under level II of the ICC Players code of conduct after he showed dissent," a Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman said.

Pakistani fielder Shoaib Malik had complained that Boucher used abusive language after he was walking back to the pavilion following his dismissal.

Lloyd held a hearing after Tuesday's match with Pollock, Boucher, two coaches Pakistans Javed Miandad and South Africas Eric Simons and managers Haroon Rasheed of Pakistan and South African Cassim Docrat.

"There was no evidence found against Boucher so he was exonerated," according to the decision announced in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

The match referee did not fine Pakistan for slow over rates in the third match, despite its failure to complete the quota of 50 overs by the cut-off time on Tuesday. South Africa won the match under the Duckworth Lewis formula by 13 runs.

Each member of both teams was, however, fined 10 percent of his match fees for the slow over rate in the second one-day match in Lahore. Captains Inzamam-ul Haq of Pakistan and South Africas Graeme Smith were given 20-percent fines.

Pakistan chose not to complain about an incident during the second one-day match when South African allrounder Andrew Hall apparently elbowed Yousuf Youhana while he was completing a single.

Hall and Youhana also had a verbal exchange.

The teams are to meet Friday for a one-day match in Rawalpindi and play another one-day game Sunday.

Pakistan leads the series 2-1.

First Published: Oct 08, 2003 20:24 IST