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Praveen fined for arguing with on-field umpire

Nottingham: India pacer Praveen Kumar has has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during England`s first innings on the opening day of the second cricket Test at Trent Bridge here on Friday.

According to an ICC statement, Praveen was found to have breached Article 2.1.3 of the Code of Conduct which relates to arguing or entering into a prolonged discussion with the umpire about his decision.

After conclusion of the day`s play, Praveen admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by ICC match refree Ranjan Madugalle.

The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Asad Rauf and Marais Erasmus and third umpire Billy Bowden as well as fourth umpire Tim Robinson.

The charge relates to an incident at the end of the 18th over of the day during which Praveen had an LBW appeal against England Kevin Pietersen turned down and at the end of the over he then engaged in a debate with umpire Erasmus about the decision.

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