London, Dec. 23 (ANI): England's coach Andy Flower has warned Stuart Broad that he must accept the umpire's decision as final and leave the field when given out following the flashpoint incident of the first Test, when he stood his ground after being adjudged lbw on referral to the third umpire.
South Africa had delayed their decision to refer the not-out verdict and when the appeal was upheld Broad refused to budge.
The Guardian quoted Flower, as saying yesterday: "I have spoken with Broady about the incident. If an umpire gives you out, you should go."
Broad had a disappointing game at Centurion and his behaviour was criticised by the former England captains Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain, with the suggestion that the player is in imminent danger of being suspended.
"I certainly don't think he will get suspended soon. He's a competitive bloke. He's desperate to contribute to winning games for England. I don't think he's overstepping the mark at all. I fully trust that he will behave in the right manner," Flower said. (ANI)