9 Jun 2011

Prior reprimanded over broken window

1:29 pm on 9 June 2011

England's Matt Prior has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council but has escaped a fine after breaking breaking a window in the Lord's Pavilion following his dismissal in the drawn second Test against Sri Lanka.

Prior was upset after being run out just a few runs short of a double century and threw his bat in the dressing room.

It bounced off other bats and smashed a window, sprinkling glass on spectators with one suffering minor cuts.

Match referee Javigal Srinath says it was clear that the damage Prior caused was purely accidental and without malice and Prior has apologised for the incident.