Stuart Broad fined for umpire criticism

25 March 2014 BBC Online


England captain Stuart Broad has been fined 15% of his match fee for criticising the umpires' decision to play on during a thunderstorm in their World Twenty20 defeat by New Zealand.
Broad said the players had been put in danger by the decision to play on in Chittagong.
He later admitted a level one charge of publicly criticising match officials.
"Shame to be fined. Back to bland and unopinionated press conferences I'm afraid," Broad tweeted.
England made 172-6 in their tournament opener in Bangladesh on Saturday, but lost by nine runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method after New Zealand's innings was curtailed at 52-1 after 5.2 overs.
The Kiwis needed to bat five overs to produce a result and Broad felt a lightning storm should have brought an earlier end.

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