Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, Colombo August 25, 2016

Perera fined, Starc reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

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Thisara Perera was fined by the ICC for using language, actions or gestures that could provoke an aggressive reaction from the batsman © Associated Press

Sri Lanka allrounder Thisara Perera was fined 15% of his match fee while Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during the second ODI in Colombo on Wednesday.

Perera was fined for his reaction after dismissing David Warner in the second over of Australia's chase. He was found to have breached article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with "using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman." Perera finished with returns of 3 for 33 off five overs in Sri Lanka's 82-run victory.

The incident for which Starc was reprimanded took place after the bowler, having finished an over, threw the ball towards Dinesh Chandimal at the striker's end, despite the batsman not attempting a run. Starc was found guilty of violating Article 2.1.1, which deals with "conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game".

The charges were brought by on-field umpires Michael Gough and Raveendra Wimalasiri, third umpire Aleem Dar and fourth umpire Ranmore Martinesz.

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