Kieron Pollard lands in massive trouble after misbehaving with umpires

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IPL 2019 | Kieron Pollard fined 25% match fee for showing dissent against umpiring call

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05/13/2019

Kieron Pollard has been slapped with a 25% match fee fine for showing dissent at an umpire's decision in the 2019 IPL final match against Chennai Super Kings. Pollard admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction.

After umpire Nitin Menon failed to spot a clear wide ball, Pollard objected to that call by throwing his bat in the air. On the next delivery though, Pollard, to object the call, took his stance on the tramline and when Bravo came to bowl the next ball, he instantly moved away from his position almost in a dismissive manner. That angered the umpire as he walked towards the Mumbai Indians vice-captain and asked what was happening and why he shouldn’t do that. Pollard though didn’t pay heed to the comments and walked with a swagger that is natural to him.

“Kieron Pollard, the Mumbai Indians all-rounder, was fined 25% of his match fee for showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 Final in Hyderabad,” a BCCI press release stated. 

“Mr Pollard admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction,” the statement added.

Although the BCCI didn’t specifically mention the incident, presumably, it was referred to that incident and Pollard also didn’t object to that and decided not to contest the election.

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