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March 23, 2010
Jamie Siddons, the Bangladesh coach, has been fine 10 percent of his match fee after his angry response to the umpiring during the third day of the second Test against England at Dhaka.
On a day where a number of decisions went against Bangladesh, Siddons' frustrations became apparent after Ian Bell had been given not out to an lbw appeal. He marched to the front of the dressing room and signalled onto the field that he thought it was out. He also went and spoke to the match referee, Jeff Crowe, but it's the public show of his emotions that has caused the problem.
"There were probably three or four decisions I was unhappy with," Siddons told the BBC after the third day. "Hindsight makes it easy for me to be critical but that's the game. Umpires do make mistakes, but it made it hard for us today but we're still in the game, it's still pretty even."
He has been charged with a Level 1 one offence of "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match" and immediately pleaded guilty during a hearing with Crowe on Tuesday.
"Jamie became increasingly frustrated and let his emotions out during the second session of day three which was obvious for all to see," said Crowe. "Clearly he behaved inappropriately and he agrees that such actions and gestures must be kept behind closed doors. He is disappointed with himself that he was so public and he did not hesitate in pleading guilty and accepting the proposed sanction."
The Umpire Decision Review System hasn't been in place for the series due to the cost of implementing the system and Shakib Al Hasan felt the match would have gone differently if the reviews had been available.
"We would have been in a very good position if [UDRS] was in use here," he said. "I think we would have asked for a referral four times with full confidence, and three of them would have come to our way for sure. It's really bad for us that we did not use the referral system, which we could have done."
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