Pollard fined for breaching code of conduct
Kieron Pollard has been fined 25% of his match fees in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for breaching code of conduct.
Mumbai Indians won their fourth IPL title after beating Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 12th edition. But Pollard, who played a vital knock of 41 runs in the final and he was also fined 25% of his match fees for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision.
The all-rounder showed dissent after he was visibly unhappy with a decision made by umpire Nitin Menon in the final over of Mumbai’s innings.
The umpire’s decision to not adjudge a delivery by Dwayne Bravo as wide irked Pollard. Mocking the decision, the Windies batsman went on to take strike well away from the stumps and near the ‘wide-line’ before pulling away as the bowler ran in.
This prompted both the on-field umpires, Menon and Ian Gould, to have a chat with Pollard. He then went on to his normal stance and complete the innings.
A statement from the IPL says –
“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.”