South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town January 6, 2016

Broad fined after telling Dar 'get on with the game'

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Stuart Broad kicks the ground after Temba Bavuma was dropped © Getty Images

Stuart Broad has been fined 30% of his match fee for telling umpire Aleem Dar to "just get on with the game" during the fourth day of the Newlands Test.

The incident happened the 195th over of South Africa's innings after Dar had warned England captain Alastair Cook about Broad damaging the pitch when he kicked at it in frustration following a dropped catch by Jonny Bairstow which reprieved Temba Bavuma.

Broad was charged with a Level 1 offence under the ICC code of conduct. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charge which meant Ranjan Madugalle, the match referee, conducted a hearing where he found Broad guilty.

For all first offences, 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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  • burn_addict on January 8, 2016, 12:54 GMT

    When SA were fielding and they were hammered all around the ground by Hales and Bairstow, you never heard them say or do anything untoward to Eng batmen. If they continue like this, by the time they leave SA they would have lost a lot of respect from SA cricket fans. This is not the Ashes!

  • HatsforBats on January 7, 2016, 12:43 GMT

    @2929Paul, I agree Broad is a nice bloke (seemingly, I don't know him) off the field, the issue is that he's had an issue of being an absolute bell end on the field, to team mates and officials, and here he deservedly got his comeuppance. Dar is one of the best umpire's we've got, but even if he was our worst player disrespect is not acceptable.

  • 2929paul on January 7, 2016, 11:44 GMT

    I've no argument with Broad being punished, nor with the Anderson running on the pitch comments. Dar is a good umpire but seemed to get involved a bit too much to me, when there was nothing much going on (prior to this incident). Hence my comments on this element of his umpiring in this match. The other umpire did not find reason to jump in as quickly. Scratch my other comments, which didn't come across the way I meant. (Broad's a nice bloke off the field, in short.)

  • cricfan92660861 on January 7, 2016, 11:32 GMT

    The school kid behaviour of Broad continues and perhaps this may not be last time .If and if this would have happened in England everything would have swept under the carpet and believe it or not umpire would have been the guilty

  • Alexk400 on January 7, 2016, 11:14 GMT

    Broad is a spoilt child of ICC. He escapes with everything. If it would have been anyone else they would have been banned 1 game.

  • CaseyWilliamOZ on January 7, 2016, 10:31 GMT

    HRIS. Didn't seem like the pitch was flat when England was batting in the 2nd inning, lol.

  • imtiazjaleel on January 7, 2016, 9:53 GMT

    out of frustration you should have hit stokes but not the pitch.

  • CricketRevolution on January 7, 2016, 8:40 GMT

    And...is it surprising that the minute Broad steps on a plane to play test cricket, he has a shocking series. With a bowling average of 39 overseas, its no wonder that the yearns to be as good as MORKEL, just as "no-cloud-no-wickets" Anderson can only wishfully look at Steyn and wish he was half as good.

  • hris on January 7, 2016, 8:03 GMT

    No excuses but understandable from Broad. Shoddy fielding on a flat pitch will get anyone enraged. Bairstow's keeping is undoing a lot of his good work with the bat, needs to step up like Prior did. England should refrain from going back to Butler though.

  • ThugbyFan on January 7, 2016, 6:22 GMT

    Aleem Dar was perfectly correct. Broad kicked up the pitch, was warned and then slagged off the umpire to his face in front of his captain. This cannot be condoned, no matter Broad's frustration nor which team you barrack for. The waffle from 2929Paul and 8Searchers5 does not change that fact, nor should he be shown leniency. You don't get off with murder because you had a bad day at the office, do you? End of story, guilty as charged, cop the punishment, stop whingeing and move on.

    Broad's offence also has to be seen with J.Anderson's warning for running on the pitch. Obviously Dar felt the English bowlers were deliberately trying to rough up the pitch for their "esteemed" spinner M.Ali and he called them out for it. Dar at times seems mightily officious but he is close to the best umpire in world cricket atm.

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