Mumbai Indians (MI) won by Chennai Super King (CSK) in the final of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 but the Mumbai Indians star Kieron Pollard has been fined 25 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an on-field umpiring decision.
Pollard who is the top scorer for Mumbai Indians with unbeaten 41 runs threw his bat in disgust up in air and took the strike at tramlines before walking across further to leave the pitch after wide-ball decision didn't go his way clearly shows how unhappy he was with a decision made by umpire Nitin Menon in the final over of Mumbai's innings at the summit clash, here on Sunday night.
The batsman, quite irked with the one of the umpire’s (Nitin Menon) decision deemed both the deliveries to be legal which infuriated Kieron Pollard, to not adjudge a delivery by Dwayne Bravo as wide also mocking the decision, went on to take strike well away from the stumps and near the 'wide-line' before pulling away as Bravo ran in.
The West Indian all-rounder then had a chat with both the on-field umpires, Nitin Menon and Ian Gould, who went on to his normal stance and completed the innings, taking Mumbai to 148/7 which they successfully defended to lift their fourth IPL trophy.
India Premier League (IPL) has released a statement after the match specifying the fine. Though, the statement did not have any mention of the offense made by Pollard.
However, the all-rounder was fined 25% of his match fee for showing dissent at the Umpire’s decision during the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 Final in Hyderabad.
He admitted to the Level 1 offense 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.