Australian Skipper Tim Paine was Fined and Received One Demerit Point

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The Australian skipper Tim Paine was fined 15 percent of his match fees for showing his disapproval against the decision of the umpire.

“During the test match between India and Australia in the third day of the third test match in Sydney the on-field umpire gives an unfavourable result against Australia. The Australian captain Tim Paine didn’t accept the decision of the umpire as a result he was fined 15 percent of his match fees”, says the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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Australian Skipper Tim Paine was Fined and Received One Demerit Point
Australian Skipper Tim Paine was Fined and Received One Demerit Point

By his action of showing disapproval to the decision of umpire, Tim Paine overruled the 2.8 article of the ICC Code of Conduct in the International match. In his disciplinary record they added one demerit point to him.

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On Saturday in the first innings of India the incident occurs in the 56th over. Australian Tim was sure that the ball thrown by Nathan Lyon and hit by Cheteshwar Pujara was out by Matthew Wade at short leg. But the on field umpire Paul Wilson give the result not out.

The Australian captain asked to examine it but the TV umpire Bruce Oxenford didn’t find anything in Snicko or Hotspot to strengthen the fact that Pujara hit the ball. He asked the on field umpire to stay touch with his call.

The final decision was not favourable for Tim Paine and his bad language about the variations in the result was collected by the stump mic.

ICC said in a statement that “Tim Paine confess his mistakes and accept the punishment which was announced by David Boon of the Emirates ICC Elite panel of Match referees and approves by the ICC Cricket operations department according to the playing rules based on COVID-19 temporary instructions”.

India has to face a challenging match to overcome Australia before the last day of test match and still they need 309 runs to win.

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