Dilshan fined for excessive appealing


Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 10 percent of his match fee for over-the-top appealing during the second Test against England, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday. Bowling during England’s first innings on Thursday, Dilshan charged towards the striker’s end celebrating a dismissal even before the decision had been given, the ICC said.
When he reached the other end, Dilshan turned around and appealed repeatedly, according to the charge laid by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Asad Rauf, and TV umpire Rod Tucker. Match referee Javagal Srinath said in a statement that Dilshan accepted that he had violated the ICC’s code of conduct.
Dilshan is expected to lose around $500 due to the penalty. England, who lost the first Test, are hoping to secure a series-levelling win that will enable them to retain their number one ranking.