The match referee felt Yuvraj Singh's reaction at being adjudged lbw was more disappointment than dissent © AFP
Yuvraj Singh has been cleared of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct by the match referee Chris Broad at a hearing after the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Yuvraj had been charged under Level 1.3 of the code, which refers to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision". He had been adjudged lbw off Nuwan Kulasekara when on 66; the ball was going on to hit the stumps but Yuvraj had got a big inside edge onto the pads which the umpire had failed to spot. He waited at the crease for a few seconds on receiving the decision, before trudging off.
The incident was reported by on-field umpires Brian Jerling and Gamini Silva, as well as third umpire Kumar Dharmasena. "After reviewing video evidence of the incident, I am of the opinion that there was no conclusive evidence that Yuvraj showed dissent at the decision," Broad said. "He did stay at the crease but the delay in departing was not excessive and I felt he showed a level of disappointment rather than dissent."
Besides Yuvraj and the three umpires, India coach Gary Kirsten and team manager Prakash Dixit were also present at the hearing.