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May 9, 2014

Did Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc get away too lightly?


They deserved nothing short of match bans.


The monetary fines matched the magnitude of the infraction committed.


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Posted by Android on (May 9, 2014, 15:38 GMT)

No. It happened at the heat of the moment, and both deserve leniency.

May 11, 2014, 7:46 GMT


Yes, they got away too lightly. They must be given 1 or 2 match ban for not playing for the spirit of the game. This can also effect cricket's into other countries

May 11, 2014, 6:23 GMT


It's ridiculous to see that both erring players gone scot free with minor fines. The fines should be a deterrent for all erring players and that is the only to show other players to behave well on the field. It's a shame that IPL just to carry their business saciriced the"sanctity " of the game.

May 10, 2014, 14:50 GMT


whatever it was, crowd got entertained, isnt this what ipl has been doing for 7 years, but keeping that aside, players need to respect and play cricket with modesty, maturity, u see kids in the street in pakistan getting that much pumped while playing cricket, surely there needs to be a difference between street level and international level, a fine was too

May 10, 2014, 5:15 GMT


This is simple street cricket ! Both these players do not deserve to be labelled as international players. These paltry fines are nothing compared to what they are earning. Both of them should have been banned for at least two matches each besides the fines on them with immediate effect. This should have been some lesson for other such players to take note of such punishments. Plus what will the young budding players learn from their so-called stars. Cricket is supposed to be a game for the gentlemen and certain decorum has to be maintained. Can anyone ever get away with the dress code when playing in the Wimbledon tennis tourney ? It has to be whites all the way. Mr Packer started a revolution with coloured clothes meant for soccer players. Luckily this has not entered the test arena. Besides such conducts there should be some penalty also for players indulging in sledging. ICC and IPL should be strong enough to implement harsh treatments to such wayward players. Good luck !!!!

May 9, 2014, 20:40 GMT


Mitchell Starc did the wrong thing first.. Especially When Pollard decided not to play the ball .. Starc shouldn't have to send the ball towards Pollard. Starc needs at least a match Ban and Pollard should get some punishment for showing the aggression in wrong way.

May 9, 2014, 19:17 GMT


Starc is the one who should have been suspended for trying to hurt an opponent who had pulled out of his batting stance. What Pollard did was a reactive action and moreover he did not even go through with it, while Starc did bowl the ball at Pollard's body.

May 9, 2014, 12:53 GMT


rembr how Bhajji and Munaf got away in a match in IPL where they not only charged and intimidated the umpire Yohan Clote but screamed and shouted at him too. I guess they were fined too. If the umpire can be bullied in this way, can anyone expect any bans, certainly not

May 9, 2014, 21:49 GMT


A monetary fine is nothing but loose change to these guys. Maybe a heavy suspended sentence in the order of ten matches would prevent a repeat offence. Unfortunately, children want to emulate their heroes and violence towards another player has no place in the game.