IPL 2019 Final, MI vs CSK: Mumbai Indians' Kieron Pollard fined 25 percent of match fee for on-field antics

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard was fined 25 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpiring decision during the IPL final against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

Press Trust of India, May 13, 2019 14:06:10 IST

Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard was fined 25 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpiring decision during the IPL final against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

Pollard admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction.

Kieron Pollard in action during the IPL 2019 summit clash between MI and CSK. AP

Kieron Pollard in action during the IPL 2019 summit clash between MI and CSK. AP

For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the match referee Javagal Srinath's decision was final and binding.

During the final over of the innings, an annoyed Pollard, to everyone's astonishment, took strike near the tramline before nearly leaving the pitch, attracting the ire of the match officials.

Bowling the final over of the MI innings, Dwayne Bravo, finding birthday boy Pollard shuffle repeatedly towards the off-stump from his one-leg guard, cleverly bowled fuller deliveries outside the 'tramline' (marked for wide balls) for three successive dot balls.

On all three occasions, straight umpire Nitin Menon didn't signal wide as expected by Pollard, the reason being the burly batsman's big trigger.

After the third dot delivery, Pollard's frustration was evident as he flipped his bat in the air even though he didn't utter a word.

Just as Bravo got into his stride to bowl the fourth delivery, Pollard, in a mock gesture, left the stumps open and kept walking towards the side of the crease.

The umpires immediately intervened as Ian Gould, from square leg, and Menon, walked towards him to reprimand the senior player for his gesture, which was against the spirit of the game.

There wasn't any verbal protest from Pollard as he just heard them and then went about his business. He, however, had something to smile in the ensuing moments, hitting Bravo for two successive boundaries off the last two balls to take MI to 149 for eight. Pollard made a 25-ball 41 and was the top scorer for his side.

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Updated Date: May 13, 2019 14:06:10 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254