Sharma fined for showing dissent

Mohali : Kings XI Punjab pace Sandeep Sharma has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during his team’s IPL match against Gujarat Lions at IS Bhindra Stadium here.

According to a statement from the organisers, Sharma admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction, as such there was no need for a formal hearing.

For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the match referee’s decision is final and binding.

The incident took place in the fifth over of the Gujarat Lions innings on Sunday night with Sandeep bowling his third over.

The bowler decided to switch to round the wicket and umpire A Nand Kishore called a no-ball as he believed that the bowler did not inform him of the change.

This led to a heated confrontation between Sandeep and the umpire, with skipper Glenn Maxwell also expressing his displeasure over the decision.

IPL 2017 Points table

P             W            L              Pts          R.R

MI          11           9              2              18           +1.058

KKR        12           8              4              16           +0.858

RPS        12           8              4              16           –0.060

SRH        12           6              5              13           +0.541

KXIP       11           5              6              10           +0.242

GL           12           4              8              8              –0.369

DD          11           4              7              8              –0.660

RCB        13           2              10           5              –1.454

(Updated till KXIP-GL match)

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