Katich fined for umpire abuse
Sydney - Perth Scorchers skipper Simon Katich has been slapped with a $1 250 fine after admitting to abusing umpires during the side's hefty loss to the Melbourne Stars.
Katich was charged under the Code of Behaviour Rule 2.6 – Use language that is of obscene, offensive, or of a generally insulting nature to another player, official or spectator.
The hearing was conducted yesterday afternoon in Perth. It was alleged that Katich engaged in three ‘instances’ of abusing the on-field umpires.
Katich pleaded guilty to two of the alleged three instances. He was found guilty by Commissioner Rob O’Connor only on the two instances to which he pleaded guilty.
Katich was fined $1 250.