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Southee fined

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Southee fined

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PORT OF SPAIN – New Zealand seamer Tim Southee has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee following an altercation with West Indies batsman Kirk Edwards, the International Cricket Council announced today.
Southee was reported to match referee Chris Broad following the incident on Tuesday during the early stages of the West Indies innings on the second day.
“Southee’s behavior towards Edwards was unacceptable and contrary to the spirit of the game. He disregarded the on-field umpires’ previous warnings and continued to engage with Edwards, which required the intervention of the umpires in the middle of the pitch,” Broad said.
He continued: “In doing so, Southee neither showed respect to his opponent nor to the umpires, something which has no place in our sport”.
Southee pleaded guilty to the charge of “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game”, which was a Level One breach of the ICC’s Code of Conduct. (CMC/NB)