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One day players face dissent charge

23/02/2004 10:09:24 PM Comments (0)

In a bizarre twist to the Andrew Symonds' recall drama, both Symonds and Australian vice-captain Adam Gilchrist will face dissent charges following their behaviour in Sunday's one-day international against Sri Lanka.

Match referee Mike Procter said the Australian pair had been reported by umpires Billy Bowden and Peter Manuel for showing dissent when Manuel gave Symonds out leg before wicket to Kumar Dharmasena.

The two players were reported even though Manuel, in consultation with Bowden, later changed his mind on the LBW and recalled Symonds.

Procter will hear two separate hearings in Colombo with each player facing a fine of up to 50 per cent of his match fee.

"They have been reported for showing dissent and there are two separate hearings," Procter told AAP.

The hearings were originally set down for 4.30pm (9.30pm AEDT) Monday but were postponed until 1pm Tuesday (6pm AEDT) in order to give all parties a better chance to prepare their cases.

Manuel made the rare move to reverse his original decision after Bowden confirmed that Symonds had hit the ball before it cannoned into his pads.

Television replays clearly show a furious Gilchrist shouting at Manuel when he raised his finger to signal Symonds' dismissal for 10.

And Symonds also questioned the Sri Lankan umpire's decision before trudging back towards the pavilion.

Symonds had almost reached the boundary rope when his team-mates realised what was going on and yelled at him to turn around.

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