India v South Africa, 4th Test, Delhi December 6, 2015

Vijay fined for showing dissent

ESPNcricinfo staff

M Vijay gestured to the umpire that he was hit on the arm guard after being given out in India's second innings © BCCI

M Vijay was fined 30% of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision on the third day of the fourth Test against South Africa at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Vijay, who tried to evade a bouncer from Morne Morkel, was given out caught behind by Kumar Dharmasena. Vijay gestured that he was hit on the arm guard as he walked off. His actions amounted to breaching Article 2.1.5 of the ICC code of conduct, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match".

The charge was levelled by Dharmasena and Bruce Oxenford, the onfield umpires, and CK Nandan, the third umpire.

All level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50% of a player's match fee.

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