WI v NZ, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain June 19, 2014

Southee fined for confrontation with Edwards

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has been fined for breaching the Code of Conduct following a confrontation with Kirk Edwards on the second day of the Test against West Indies in Port-of-Spain.

The incident occurred around the 31st over of West Indies' first innings and a release from the ICC said Southee ignored previous warnings from the on-field umpires, Ian Gould and Rod Tucker. The over was bowled by legspinner Ish Sodhi, who dismissed Edwards for 55 off the third ball.

Southee was fined 30% of his match fee by the match referee Chris Broad after he pleaded guilty to breaching Article 2.1.8, that relates to "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game".

"Southee's behavior towards Edwards was unacceptable and contrary to the spirit of the game," Broad said. "He disregarded the on-field umpires' previous warnings and continued to engage with Edwards, which required the intervention of the umpires in the middle of the pitch. In doing so, Southee neither showed respect to his opponent nor to the umpires, something which has no place in our sport."