Cricket

Lehmann fined for remarks

2012-12-27 09:23
Darren Lehmann (File)
  Gallery

Proteas win T20 series

2012-12-27 08:36

Check out pictures from the Proteas beating the Black Caps in the Twenty20 series decider in Port Elizabeth.

Sydney - Brisbane Heat coach Darren Lehmann was on Thursday officially reprimanded and slapped with a suspended fine by cricket officials after questioning the bowling action of West Indian Marlon Samuels.

Cricket Australia said Lehmann was convicted of breaching the Code of Behaviour with remarks in a media interview after the Heat's loss to the Melbourne Renegades in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League on Saturday night.

"At a hearing today, Commissioner John Price found Lehmann guilty of breaching Rule nine: Detrimental Public Comment," the governing body said.

"Lehmann received an official reprimand and a Aus$3 000 fine suspended for two years."

The Heat coach questioned why Samuels, whose bowling has often come under scrutiny in a turbulent career, was allowed to play in the Big Bash League when he was banned from bowling in the Indian Premier League due to suspect action.

"If he is deemed legal, I'm totally understanding of that. But from my point of view, from 20 years' cricket, I have got a problem with 120kmh off no steps," Lehmann said.

Under Cricket Australia rules a player or official must not "denigrate or criticise another player or denigrate or criticise an official, umpire, referee or team against which they have played or will play".

Read more on:    darren lehmann  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose

A device that converts nose breaths into speech will open new doors for people with Parkinson’s or motor neuron disease.

 
 

For chic geeks...

It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real
Check out the speed of this robo-cheetah!
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

Which cricketer is currently of most value to the Proteas' Test team?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.