IPL 2023: Heinrich Klaasen Fined 10 Per Cent Of Match Fee For Criticizing Umpires

Heinrich Klassen in action during IPL 2023© BCCI

Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen was fined 10 per cent of his match fee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during his side’s seven-wicket loss to Lucknow Super Giants on Saturday. The South African, who top-scored with a 29-ball 47 to push their total to 182/6, had an animated chat with the leg umpire. He also expressed his dissatisfaction while talking to the broadcasters. “Klaasen admitted to the Level 1 Offense under Article 2.7 which states the use of public criticism/inappropriate comment in the IPL’s Code of Conduct,” the IPL said in a statement.

Avesh Khan bowled a waist-high full toss to Abdul Samad but leg umpire Akshay Totre did not call it a no-ball.

SRH called for a DRS but to their horror, TV umpire Yeshwant Barde also ruled it in favor of the bowling team.

An unruly crowd behavior followed the incident as Klaasen criticized it in the mid-innings break.

“Disappointed with the crowd to be honest, that’s not what you want. That also broke the momentum, not great umpiring either,” Klaasen said.

Mishra reprimanded

Lucknow Super Giants’ veteran India spinner Amit Mishra was also reprimanded for breaching the IPL’s Code of Conduct.

“The leg-spinner admitted to a level 1 offense under Article 2.2 of IPL’s Code of Conduct which states abuse of equipment during the match. Mr Mishra accepted the sanction.” For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding, the statement added.

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