Pakistan Cricketer Fined for Ignoring Referee

By Community | October 5, 2012

Umar Akmal has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for ignoring on-field umpires while going for a change in gloves during Pakistan’s match with Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Akmal pleaded guilty and accepted sanction.

Jeff Crowe, the match referee, said: “In this incident, Umar showed blatant disregard to both the umpires’ requests, which was offensive and unacceptable from an international cricketer and contrary to our unique spirit, hence a level two charge was laid.”

“Respect for the umpires is integral and is something which we always emphasise and encourage,” Crowe said. “Umar, when pleading guilty, apologised and regretted his action.”{jcomments on}