Sandeep Sharma fined for dissent

Sandeep Sharma was no-balled by umpire A. Nand Kishore for not informing him a change of the bowling side. This led to a heated argument between Sandeep and the umpire.

Sandeep Sharma (second from right) argues with the umpire regarding a no-ball.   -  AFP

Kings XI Punjab pacer Sandeep Sharma has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during the match against Gujarat Lions here.

According to a statement from the organisers, Sharma admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction, as such there was no need for a formal hearing.

For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the match referee’s decision is final and binding.

The incident took place in the fifth over of the Gujarat Lions innings on Sunday night with Sandeep bowling his third over.

The bowler decided to switch to round the wicket and umpire A. Nand Kishore called a no-ball as he believed that the bowler did not inform him of the change.

This led to a heated confrontation between Sandeep and the umpire, with skipper Glenn Maxwell also expressing his displeasure over the decision.

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