Katich fined for umpire abuse

2012-12-14 09:03

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.


  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-12-14 09:17

    And the Scorchers should really drop him as captain. But probably not, bloody Aussies.

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-12-14 09:33

    His fine should have been doubled. Doubt if the fine will be paid by him

  • gary.desousa.5 - 2012-12-14 09:46

    I think its time for a game ban to be the minimum for this thugish behavior,a fine is meaningless. The same should go for officials who make too many errors.

  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-12-14 10:29

    Then he quickly opened his pink purse and paid from his small change

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