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Gilchrist found guilty of dissent

By Michael Donaldson 24/02/2004 11:15:17 PM Comments (0)

For the third time in three years Adam Gilchrist has been found guilty of dissent, this time for his protests during the Andrew Symonds' recall drama on Sunday.

International Cricket Council match referee Mike Procter fined Gilchrist $2,500 - the maximum penalty for a level one code of conduct breach - for showing dissent, both verbally and through his actions, when umpire Peter Manuel gave Symonds out during the second one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dambulla.

Symonds, in a separate hearing, was cleared of the same charge.

Symonds, originally given out leg before wicket, was later recalled to the crease by Manuel, who said he'd made an error in giving him out in the first place.

Procter said the strange nature of the incident didn't exonerate Gilchrist, even though his protests were effectively justified.

"It is an unusual incident and something I took into account," Procter said.

It is the third time Gilchrist has been found guilty of dissent following incidents against India in a one-day match Bangalore in 2001 and in the fifth Ashes Test against England at the SCG last year where he was reprimanded after swearing when an appeal was turned down.

Procter said Gilchrist twice spoke to Manuel saying "what is going on here" and then threw down his batting gloves.

"It didn't come across very well on television," Procter said.

"Gilchrist's defence was that he was showing his emotions, he is a very emotional guy. I think it is tough on him as he's a very fair cricketer but in my opinion he was showing dissent."

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