Sunday, March 16, 2008

Jacob Oram fined for breach of conduct

New Zealand's all rounder Jacob Oram has been fined 20% of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council's Code of Conduct.

Match referee Javagal Srinath imposed the penalty for dissent at an umpire's decision.

On-field umpires Rudi Koertzen and Steve Davis and third umpire Evan Watkin laid the complaint after Oram was given out leg before wicket to Ryan Sidebottom on Friday.

After Davis raised the finger, Oram looked at his bat then hit it with his first.

Srinath says he downgraded the charge from showing serious dissent because Oram apologized and has not been in such trouble in seven years at international level.

But he says player must leave immediately when given out, no matter what he may think of the decision.

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