New Delhi, Dec 6: India's opening batsman Murali Vijay has been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for showing dissent to umpire's decision during the 4th Test against South Africa here at Feroz Shah Kotla.
"India's Murali Vijay has been fined for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during day three of the fourth Test between India and South Africa in New Delhi on Saturday (December 5), ICC said in a media release on Sunday. (Rahane in elite list with twin tons)
Vijay was fined 30 per cent of his match fee by the match referee Jeff Crowe. The player was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match", ICC added.
After being given out caught behind off the last ball of the fifth over from Morne Morkel, Vijay showed dissent at the decision by pointing at his arm guard as he walked off.
He was dismissed for 3 runs in the 2nd innings. Replays indicated that ball had brushed his arm guard and no bat or glove was involved. Today, India declared at 267/5 setting a mammoth 481-run victory target for the visitors.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Bruce Oxenford (Australia), and third umpire CK Nandan (India).
All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee.