‘I need to be better as a leader’: After Hazlewood, Aussie captain Steve Smith charged with dissent
Australia captain Steve Smith pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a dissent charge following an angry outburst during the second cricket Test against New Zealand.
Christchurch: Australia captain Steve Smith pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a dissent charge following an angry outburst during the second cricket Test against New Zealand.
Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, who unleashed a profanity-laden barrage at the umpires after an lbw appeal was turned down, pleaded guilty to a similar charge yesterday and was fined 15 percent of his match fee.
The International Cricket Council was expected to announced Smith's penalty later on Wednesday.
"I need to be better as a leader. That was not acceptable behaviour," Smith said.
He added that he believed his charge related to questioning the umpires about the technology used when checking the lbw appeal against New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson.
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