Australian skipper Tim Paine has been fined 15 percent of the match fee for expressing his dissent at the umpire’s dissent after a failed review during Day 3 of the third Test as the SCG, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday.
Tim Paine Fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
Paine was found to have breached Article 2.8 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.”
In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Paine, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period.
It happened in the 56th over of India’s first innings on Saturday after Paine was confident that Pujara edged a Nathan Lyon delivery to Matthew Wade at short leg, but on-field umpire Paul Wilson ruled not out.
The wicketkeeper (Paine) was quick to review the decision, however, DRS ruled it in favor of the batsman due to no evidence on Snicko or HotSpot.
This decision left Paine fuming and made an expletive comment which was picked by the stumps’ mic in decision-making.
Pat Cummins’ view on Tim Paine’s frustration
Speaking about Paine’s frustration with the technology, pace ace Pat Cummins said: “I think with RTS, [Paine’s] frustration is probably that you just see there is constant wavering and it comes up to different people to determine whether a spike is big enough or muffled.
“[DRS] gets rid of the howlers. As a bowler, it is always hard to take when you see just under half the ball hitting the stumps and it comes up orange lights, but I’ll leave that to the officials to change any rules. It doesn’t bother me too much.”
Paine acdepts the offence
“Paine admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department as per the COVID-19 interim playing regulations,” the ICC said in a statement.
“There was no need for a formal hearing.”
On-field umpires Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and fourth official Claire Polosak levelled the charge.
Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.