Umar Akmal fined for ‘offensive’ umpire snub

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Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for an “offensive” snub of the umpires’ authority during his team’s 16-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the World Twenty semi-finals on Thursday.
The incident took place in the 17th over of Pakistan’s innings when Umar, who was the non-striker, ignored both on-field umpires’ request and went ahead to change his batting gloves.
“Respect for the umpires is integral and is something which we always emphasise and encourage,” said match referee Jeff Crowe.
“In this incident, Umar showed blatant disregard to both the umpires’ requests, which was offensive and unacceptable from an international cricketer and contrary to our unique spirit, hence a level two charge was laid.
“Umar, when pleading guilty, apologized and regretted his action.”
Umar was found to have breached the ICC code of conduct, article 2.2.11, which relates to “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game”.
Umar finished the game at the Premadasa stadium unbeaten on 29 as his team failed to chase down a 140-run victory target.
Sri Lanka will face either Australia or West Indies in Sunday’s final.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Umar Akmal had all the right to do it…but sadly he didnt know the route to follow…he should have just asked Jaya instead, Aussies are racist and always will be! There was no point in refusing Umar to change his Gloves!

    As a matter of fact, my first expectation from Simon was penalising Umar because his facial expressions simply reflected that!

    Why is this the case all the time? Why does the World so eagerly wants Pakistan down in the Game…

    …because, we have done brilliant things before and will do it again!

    Pakistan Zindabad! Well done team green…

    Simon, see you in the next WC Semis (at least!) …inshAllah!

  2. Oh boy come at home what nation will do with you , will surely improves your offensive bearing level as it was tolerated by this umpire.These immature throw anger on umpire or other factors to get the sympathies of nation but discipline should be maintained even in worst kind of defeat.People or media itself see through the eyes of cameras about real incident or bad decision but no offensive attitude should allow in game matters.

  3. Umar Akmal had all the right to do it…but sadly he didnt know the route to follow…he should have just asked Jaya instead, Aussies are racist and always will be! There was no point in refusing Umar to change his Gloves!

    As a matter of fact, my first expectation from Simon was penalising Umar because his facial expressions simply reflected that!

    Why is this the case all the time? Why does the World so eagerly wants Pakistan down in the Game…

    …because, we have done brilliant things before and will do it again!

    Pakistan Zindabad! Well done team green…

    Simon, see you in the next WC Semis (at least!) …inshAllah!

  4. you want offensive all of you idiots who has never worn a batting glove or held a Cricket bat in your hand talk about people who has more talent in their little finger than your entire stupid ridiculous bodies. So just shut up and keep you dirty noses out of the things you know absolutely nothing about.

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