Pakistan v Sri Lanka, only Twenty20, Abu Dhabi

Chandimal fined for dissent, Hafeez reprimanded

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 27, 2011

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Sri Lankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been fined 10% of his match fee for showing dissent at the umpire's decision during the one-off Twenty20 against Pakistan on Friday. The Pakistan opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez has been officially reprimanded for the same offence, in a separate incident.

Both batsmen showed their bats to the umpire after they were adjudged lbw. Chandimal, who top scored with 56, was dismissed by Aizaz Cheema while Hafeez fell to Thisara Perera for 13. Pakistan went on to win by five wickets with three balls to spare. Both players were guilty of breaching Level 1 offences.

"Accepting an umpire's decision is an essential feature of cricket and part of the game's unique spirit," said the ICC match referee Andy Pycroft. "These players' behaviour was not acceptable in any form of cricket and they must take responsibility for what they do."

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Posted by Zee12 on (November 30, 2011, 18:09 GMT)

Hafeez's dismissal was unfair. Dont remember how chandimal reacted but the decision of hafeez's was an error. if there is such a problem then why not include DRS in every situation.. less problems , less issues and less fines.

Posted by Danksl on (November 29, 2011, 15:33 GMT)

Chandimal reacted okay. I guess Hafeez should have been fined too. and in the game SL won Umar Akmal reacted after getting out and he asked for a NO BALL. I think the cricket is being administered poorly nowadays.

SL was always in the receiving side when it comes to injustice

Posted by Decimus on (November 28, 2011, 0:23 GMT)

To be fair to Chandimal I believe he acted fairly. Very unlucky to get fined so harshly.

Posted by Rakim on (November 27, 2011, 13:45 GMT)

Not sure about Chandimal's but Hafeez's decision was ridiculous.

Posted by anurakad on (November 27, 2011, 8:49 GMT)

Both players has done same offence at same gravity (level 1). So why one is fined 10% of match fee while other is being just given reprimand?

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