In what can be called a narrow escape from suspension, Perth Scorchers all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was fined $5,000 with a Level 2 offence under the Cricket Australia Code of Conduct. It al chapped in the Sydney Sixers in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) that the player was visibly seen to be frustrated and gutted with the umpire’s decision.
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“Marsh was charged by match referee Bob Stratford under Article 2.8 of the Code of Conduct for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. Marsh accepted the charge and proposed sanction of a $5,000 fine,” Cricket Australia said in a statement.
The incident took place in the 13th over of Scorcher’s innings when Marsh was deemed caught behind out in Sixers’ Steve O’ Keefe’s over. The replays showed that the ball had not touched Marsh’s bat as it went in wicketkeeper Joshua Philippe’s hands.
After even out, Marshall was spotted screamed at the umpire before walking off. Accepting the punishment, stated that the umpire’s decision was unacceptable and not the example he want to be setting for any young cricketer.