BBL 10: Mitchell Marsh had reacted angrily after the field referee ruled him out.© Twitter
Perth Scorchers all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been charged with a level 2 violation under Cricket Australia’s code of conduct and fined $ 5,000, Cricket Australia said on Sunday. Marsh has been charged with dissenting views on a referee’s decision during their qualifying match against Sydney Sixers on Saturday.
Marsh was charged by match umpire Bob Stratford under Section 2.8 of the Code of Conduct for showing dissent over an umpire’s decision during a match. Marsh accepted the charge and proposed a $ 5,000 fine, said Cricket Australia in a statement.
The incident occurred when Marsh was eliminated in the 13th of the innings. It appeared that the batsman was trapped on the leg side by spinner Steve OKeefe and wicket-keeper Joshua Philippe took the catch. Marsh was visibly shocked and reacted angrily to the decision.
Marsh said in a statement: “I accept the fine imposed on me, my reaction to the referee’s decision was unacceptable and not the example I want to set for a young cricketer. I have full respect for the referees and the job. They do. I learn from this and look forward to Thursday night’s game. “
However, the replays indicated that there was a huge gap between the bat and ball. After the incident, English all-rounder Ben Stokes had said that he doesn’t understand why every cricket tournament still doesn’t use the Decision Review System (DRS) to eradicate roar noises.
“DRS is not there to make the referees look bad. Why on earth don’t all leagues use it, it’s frustrating to see something like this happen when it can be fixed so easily”, Stokes had tweeted.
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