Mitchell Marsh cops fined for shouting at referee in BBL 10 qualifiers

  • Mitchell Marsh has been charged with dissenting on an arbitrator’s decision.

  • Marsh was caught on the side of Steven O’Keefe’s bowling leg despite missing the ball by some margin.

The Perth Scorchers All-rounder Mitchell marsh was fined AU $ 5,000 after being charged with a level 2 offense under Cricket Australia’s Code of Conduct, Australia’s board of directors said in a statement Sunday morning. T

The announcement came a day after Marsh shouted at the referee during the BBL 10 Qualifier between Scorchers and Sydney Sixers.

The incident took place when Marsh was ruled out in the 13th of the Scorchers’ innings. Batsman was trapped in the side of the leg by a left arm spinner Steve o’keefe and guard Joshua Philippe took the capture. After being poorly distributed, Marsh lost his temper and used name calling on the referee.

Marsh has now accepted the costs and a fine of A $ 5,000, but will be free to play in the Scorchers Challenger on Thursday night.

“I accept the fine imposed on me, my reaction to the referee’s decision was unacceptable and not the example I want to set for any young cricketer.

I have absolute respect for the referees and the work they do. I will learn from it and look forward to Thursday night’s game. “

Previously, while on the air, the former Australian captain Ricky ponting had said he feared Marsh would be suspended.

“You name another time in the game where you’ve seen a reaction like this as long as that of a drummer,” Ponting had said on Channel 7. “I don’t hope he will (be suspended) but I think he will.

“He will have to pay one way or another for his reaction to this dismissal. Hope this is not a bad result. It will be bad one way or another, but his reaction was overblown and unexpected from a senior Australian player ”. he added.

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