Thursday, August 22, 2013

ICC charge Darren Lehmann for calling Stuart Broad a cheat

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann accused England fast bowler Stuart Broad of blatant cheating.

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann accused England fast bowler Stuart Broad of blatant cheating. Photo: AFP

Darren Lehmann has been charged and fined about $3000 for a breach of the International Cricket Council code of conduct over a radio interview outburst in which he accused England bowler Stuart Broad of "blatant cheating".

There has been a furious reaction in England to Lehmann's call to arms to Australian supporters on Triple M on Wednesday to abuse Broad later this year, encouraging them to "give it to him right from the word go for the whole summer".

Former England captain Nasser Hussain even questioned whether Broad's safety would be put at risk as a result in the return series.


"These boys go out on an evening, they don't sit in their hotel room," Hussain said on Sky Sports News.

"That's more likely where Broad will have to be careful because after these words, there might be some Aussie out there that, after having a few beers on an evening, wants to have a little go at Broad."

On Thursday the ICC announced that he had been fined 20 per cent of his match fee, which totals an estimated $15,000, meaning he will be out of pocket a sum in the range of $3000.

On Friday morning radio station Triple M announced they would pay any fine incurred by Lehmann due to his comments.

"He told us the truth, he got in trouble, and now we'll pay the fine," Triple M announcer Gus Worland said.

Under the ICC code of conduct, chief executive David Richardson had five days to decide whether to lay a charge against Lehmann, who could have fronted a hearing if he disputed it. However, the Australian coach pleaded guilty.

"Whilst noting the context and nature of the comments made, showing mutual respect for one's fellow professionals - including for coaches, players and match officials - is a cornerstone of how we play the game," Richardson said.

Lehmann was found to have breached section 2.17 of the ICC code which relates to "public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an international match or any player, player support personnel, match official or team participating in any international match."

Lehmann was blasting Broad six weeks after the fast bowler's decision to stand his ground in the first Test at Trent Bridge, despite edging the ball that, via a deflection off Brad Haddin's gloves, was taken by Michael Clarke at first slip.

The subject returned to focus this week when Broad admitted he knew had hit the ball.

Lehmann's sanctioning by the ICC comes after he was fined by Cricket Australia last summer when he publicly questioned the bowling action of West Indies player Marlon Samuels in his previous guise as coach of the Big Bash League franchise Brisbane Heat.

The indication from CA this time around has been that he will face no action internally aside from a quiet word of advice about the nature of future comments in public.

The ICC said in a statement the sanctions available to it for a level-one offence ranged from a warning or reprimand and/or a fine of up to 50 per cent of his match fee.

Lehmann admitted the offence to the match referee at the Oval, Roshan Mahanama, and accepted the fine.

Poll: Will Australia go on to win the fifth Test? Yes




Total votes: 3928.

Would you like to vote?

You will need Cookies enabled to use our Voting Feature.

Would you like to vote?

You will need Javascript enabled to use our Voting Feature.

Poll closes in 9 hours.


These polls are not scientific and reflect the opinion only of visitors who have chosen to participate.
jika diwebsite ini anda menemukan artikel dengan informasi dan konten yang salah, tidak akurat, bersifat menyesatkan, bersifat memfitnah, bersifat asusila, mengandung pornografi, bersifat diskriminasi atau rasis mohon untuk berkenan menghubungi kami di sini agar segera kami hapus.
◄ Newer Post Older Post ►

© KAWUNGANTEN.COM Powered by Blogger