11 Nov 2009

Mills fined after ODI victory

5:49 am on 11 November 2009

The New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Mills has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for two breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct during yesterday's victory over pakistan in the third ODI in Abu Dhabi.

Mills had originally been charged will three Level 1 offences..... showing dissent at an umpire's decision.... using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting.... and excessive appealing.

Mills pleaded guilty to using obscene language but not-guilty to the other two charges.... however he was found guilty of excessive appealing.

The offences relate to an incident that took place in the 49th over when he appealed for a caught-behind decision with left-handed number-10 batsman Mohammad Aamer facing.

Mills celebrated without waiting for the umpire's decision and then, once the umpire had given his decision of "not out", Mills was heard to use offensive language.