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Darren Lehmann fined by ICC for publicly criticizing Stuart Broad

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23rd August, 2013, London/Dubai: Darren Lehmann, the coach of Australia, has been fines twenty percent of his match fee for criticizing as well as making inappropriate comments about England fast bowler Stuart Broad.Darren Lehmann picture

The Australian coach has breached Article 2.1.7 of the International Cricket Council’s Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. Last evening, Darren Lehmann admitted his offence and accepted the sanction.

Lehmann earlier accused Stuart Broad of cheating. During the first test match at Trent Bridge, Stuart Broad edged a ball that was caught by Australian skipper Michael Clarke, but Broad did not walked out of the pitch as umpire Aleem Dar gave him not out. Later Broad admitted that he edged the ball.

Lehmann’s comments about the England fast bowler came before the 5th and final test at the The Oval in an interview with an Australian radio network.

Darren Lehmann, 43, replaced Mickey Arthur as the national team coach just 16 days before the start of the Ashes series. England has already won the series with one match still to complete.

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