Ponting fined for dissent

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/p/ponting.jpg' class='caption'> Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for dissent during Friday's second one-dayer win over hosts West Indies.

Updated: July 02, 2008 17:27 IST
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New Delhi:

Australia captain Ricky Ponting has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC's Code of Conduct during his side's ODI against the West Indies in Grenada on Friday.

The penalty was handed down by Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees following a hearing that took place after the match, which Australia won by 63 runs by the D/L method to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

The incident happened in the 23rd over of the West Indies innings when Malcolm turned down a caught behind appeal against Patrick Browne off the bowling of Michael Clarke.

The player was charged under clause 1.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct which refers to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision".

Ponting pleaded not guilty to the charge at the post-match hearing in which video evidence was used.

The charge was laid by on-field umpires Asad Rauf of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Norman Malcolm, as well as third umpire Billy Doctrove of the Elite Panel and fourth umpire Clyde Duncan.

"A captain needs to set the example and it is not acceptable for any player, let alone a captain, to show dissent at an umpire's decision," Mahanama said.

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