News Article: Cricket bat user Broad hit with ICC fine

News Article

04 July 2011Cricket bat user Broad hit with ICC fineAuthor: Gill Blythe

England all-rounder Stuart Broad has been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for comments directed at umpire Billy Bowden during the second one-day international against Sri Lanka.

The 25-year-old - who is a notable Adidas cricket bat user - was punished by the ICC after making "unacceptable and offensive remarks" towards Bowden after his appeal for an lbw decision against Jeevan Mendis was turned down.

"Stuart's behaviour was not acceptable in any form of cricket," match referee Alan Hurst commented. "As a well-established member of his country's national side ... Stuart must take responsibility for what he says and does."

Broad will hand over 50 per cent of his match fee having admitted the offence and accepted the decision. Hurst also reminded the Nottinghamshire player of the importance of respecting the officials.

One-day skipper Alastair Cook told the Telegraph Broad had "overstepped the mark", but pointed out he had been quick to acknowledge his wrongdoing.


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