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Praveen fined for arguing with on-field umpire

Indian pacer Praveen Kumar has has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for arguing with the umpire after his LBW appeal against England batsman Kevin Pietersen was turned down during the ongoing second cricket Test here.
According to an ICC statement, Praveen was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the Code of Conduct which relates to arguing or entering into a prolonged discussion with the umpire about his decision. After conclusion of the first day’s play yesterday, Praveen admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle.

The charge had been laid by on-field umpires Asad Rauf and Marais Erasmus and third umpire Billy Bowden as well as fourth umpire Tim Robinson. The charge relates to an incident at the end of the 18th over of the day during which Praveen had an LBW appeal against England Kevin Pietersen turned down and at the end of the over he then engaged in a debate with umpire Erasmus about the decision.

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