ICC fines Dilshan for excessive appealing
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka allrounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 10 percent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the players' code of conduct during the ongoing second test against England.
Match referee Javagal Srinath imposed the fine on Friday after Dilshan admitted to excessive appealing and celebrating a dismissal before the umpire's verdict during England's first innings on Thursday.
"In over number 88.2, after delivering the ball, the bowler Dilshan ran towards the striker's end celebrating a dismissal before the decision had been given," the ICC said in a statement. "When he reached the other end he turned around and appealed repeatedly."
Srinath said because Dilshan pleaded guilty, there was no need for a formal hearing.
Updated April 6, 2012