New Delhi: Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan on Friday, was found guilty of excessive appealing and was fined 10 per cent of his match fees after being charged with a Level 1 offence.
Dilshan, during England's first innings in the Colombo Test, ran towards the batsman to celebrate his wicket before a decision had been indicated. The incident took place in the 89th over and upon realising that the verdict was awaited, Dilshan turned around and appealed repeatedly.
While the charge was laid by on-field umpires Asad Rauf and Bruce Oxenford and third umpire Rod Tucker, the fine was imposed by match referee Javagal Srinath. "Dilshan accepted the charge and the penalty imposed without qualms and so there was no need for a formal hearing," said the former Indian bowler.
England batsman Kevin Pietersen, a day earlier, had been issued an official warning for his switch hits in the same match.