Indore, Nov.19 : Former Sri Lankan Test player and match referee for the ongoing one-day series between India and England, Roshan Mahanama has let off England pacer Stuart Broad with a warning, after the latter escaped a fine for losing his cool in England's second one-day defeat here. Mahanama summoned Broad after the umpires reported him for "borderline dissent" during Monday's 54-run loss in Indore.
Broad, 22, escaped a fine because Mahanama decided a firm word would suffice. The England star reacted angrily when umpire Russell Tiffin turned down an lbw appeal against Rohit Sharma.
The Sun quoted Mahanama as saying: "As he is a young lad, I felt it best to speak to him and nip it in the bud. We encourage players to work with the umpires and ask them to explain decisions rather than have them react that way." Broad admitted: "It was just a talking to, nothing more than that
Ironically, Broad's dad, Chris, an ex-England opening batsman, is one of the ICC's hardest-line referees.
And, asked what percentage of his match fee dad would have docked, Stuart replied: "Probably the whole lot!"