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Aussie captain Ponting fined for dissent

17/04/2006 11:30:14 PM Comments (0)

Australian captain Ricky Ponting was fined 25 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent during the second Test against Bangladesh.

International Cricket Council match referee Jeff Crowe found the skipper guilty of the dissent charge for an incident involving a third umpire referral by ground umpires Ian Howell and Aleem Dar.

Bangladesh team management raised a complaint after an animated Ponting had words with umpires Howell and Dar over the initial decision to give Aftab Ahmed not out on the first day of the Chittagong Test.

The incident occurred after third umpire Mahbubur Rahman was called upon to adjudicate a decision on Ahmed after he edged a ball from Shane Warne onto his boot and it ballooned up for wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist to take a simple catch.

It took more than five minutes for a not out decision to come down and an angry Ponting had strong words with Dar and Howell over the decision.

After Ponting's comments, Howell had further discussions with the Bangladeshi third umpire before the South African dismissed Ahmed.

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