27 Mar 2011

Mills, Vettori and du Plessis fined heavily for row

5:41 pm on 27 March 2011

New Zealand's Kyle Mills and Daniel Vettori and South African Faf du Plessis have been heavily fined for an altercation during their cricket World Cup quarter-final in Dhaka.

Mills has been fined 120 percent of his match fee for inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players and for conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.

His captain Vettori has been fined 90 percent match fee for the deliberate physical contact with a player and for bringing the game into disrepute.

Du Plessis has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for his involvement in the heated exchange with the Kiwi players, the International Cricket Council said in a statement.

And Wellington fast bowler Andy McKay will replace Mills in the New Zealand side for the remainder of the cricket World Cup.

Mills' quad strain has improved but not enough for him to return to full fitness before Tuesday night's semi-final against either co-hosts Sri Lanka or England.