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Friday, 05 October 2012 - 15:16
Umar Akmal fined for 'offensive' umpire snub
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Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for an “offensive” snub of the umpires’ authority during his team’s 16-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the World Twenty semi-finals yesterday.

The incident took place in the 17th over of Pakistan’s innings when Umar, who was the non-striker, ignored both on-field umpires’ request and went ahead to change his batting gloves.

Match referee Jeff Crowe said Respect for the umpires is integral and is something which we always emphasise and encourage.

Umar finished the game at the Premadasa stadium unbeaten on 29 as his team failed to chase down a 140-run victory target.

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