The Nashua Dolphins allrounder, Jon Kent, has been found guilty of dissent and suspended for one match following a disciplinary hearing in Johannesburg.
Kent pleaded guilty to Cricket South Africa's disciplinary commissioner, Adv. Michael Kuper SC, after being reported by the umpires, Shaun George, Dennis Smith and Karl Hurter, and the match referee, Cyril Mitchley, following an incident during the Dolphins' fixture against Zimbabwe Chevrons at Kingsmead last Wednesday.
Kent admitted to have breached clause 1.2 of Cricket South Africa's Rules and Code of Conduct which states that "Players and team officials must at all times accept an umpire's decision and must not show dissent at an umpire's decision."
Kent is suspended from the Dolphins' next Pro20 match, against Nashua Titans at Kingsmead on April 9. In handing down the sentence, the disciplinary commissioner took into account a previous conviction for a similar offence.