Starc fined for throwing ball at Kiwi batsman

Australia paceman Mitchell Starc has been fined half of his match fee for throwing a ball at New Zealand batsman Mark Craig during the final day of the first Test at the Gabba. The ICC confirmed the news, saying that the player was fined USD 5,500 by match referee Roshan Mahanama.

The 25-year-old was reported for breaching the ICC’s code of conduct, which related to “throwing a ball at or near a player in an “inappropriate and/or dangerous manner” during an international match.   -  REUTERS

Australia paceman Mitchell Starc has been fined half of his match fee for throwing a ball at New Zealand batsman Mark Craig during the final day of the first Test at the Gabba.

The ICC confirmed the news, saying that the player was fined USD 5,500 by match referee Roshan Mahanama.

The 25-year-old was reported for breaching the ICC’s code of conduct, which related to “throwing a ball at or near a player in an “inappropriate and/or dangerous manner” during an international match.

The incident happened when New Zealand were left with only a wicket remaining and Starc impetuously threw the ball in Craig’s direction.

Starc admitted to the offence and accepted the penalty proposed by the match referee.

Australia have currently taken a 1-0 lead in the series following their 208-run win over New Zealand in the first Test of the three-match series. The two sides will now play their second Test at Perth on November 13 followed by the first day-night Test from November 27 at Adelaide.

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