CRICKET- Mumbai Indians’ (MI) Kieron Pollard was fined 25% of the match fee for showing dissent in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday night.
Mumbai Indians won their fourth IPL title after beating CSK in a thrilling final but not before Pollard showed his dissent on a wrong umpire’s call.
The 32 year old, batting in the final over of MI’s innings, got upset with the umpire for not calling a delivery from Dwayne Bravo a wide outside the off stump and in response took guard way outside off before walking away as the bowler ran in to bowl for the next delivery.
The umpires immediately went for a chat with him and reasoned with him. Pollard then went on to smash two fours and remained unbeaten on 41 runs off 25 balls.
An IPL release said, “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. For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.”
Mumbai Indians set a competitive target of 150 for the defending champions who failed to defend it.