Dubai:New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Mills has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for two breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's third and final ODI against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
In addition to the charge of using obscene language, Mills was found guilty of excessive appealing but not guilty of showing dissent at an umpire's decision.
The offences relate to an incident that took place in the 49th over when he appealed for a caught-behind decision with left-handed number 10 batsman Mohammad Aamer facing him.
Mills celebrated without waiting for the umpire's decision and then, once the umpire had given his decision of not out, Mills was heard to use offensive language.
He was charged with three Level 1 offences, Section 2.1.3 of the code, which relates to 'showing dissent at an umpire's decision', Section 2.1.4, which relates to 'using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting', and Section 2.1.5, which relates to excessive appealing.
The charges were laid by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Nadeem Ghauri as well as third umpire Zameer Haider and fourth official Ahsan Raza. Mills pleaded guilty to using obscene language but not guilty to the other two charges.
Following a hearing, convened by Andy Pycroft of Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, Mills was found guilty of two out of the three charges. He was fined 10 per cent of his match fee for swearing and an additional 10 per cent for excessive appealing, a total of 20 per cent.