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ICC rebukes Pietersen for questioning umpires in 20-20 international

ICC rebukes Pietersen for questioning umpires in 20-20 internationalKolkata, Oct. 31 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reprimanded key England batsman Kevin Pietersen for showing disdain at an umpire''s decision during his team’s six-wicket victory over India in a Twenty20 International at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Saturday.

A panel of match referees issued the decision on Sunday after Pietersen acknowledged the breach of the ICC''s code of conduct during Saturday''s match.

The offence occurred after Pietersen was given out lbw off India''s Suresh Raina, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Sri Lanka''s Roshan Mahanama of the elite panel of ICC match referees said in a statement: "As an experienced cricketer, Kevin should know that when the umpire raises his finger, a player should leave the crease without showing his emotions no matter what he may think of the decision."

Pietersen''s level one offence could have brought a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of his match fee. (ANI)


Premier League set to introduce famous WC 'vanishing spray' next season

Richard ScudamoreLondon, July 31 - Premier League is set to add the Vanishing spray in the next season, after its success at the 2014 World Cup.

The spray was used to draw bordering lines for free-kicks, corner-kicks and defensive walls.  Read more »

Everton signs Romelu Lukaku for record breaking 28m pounds

Romelu LukakuLondon, July 31 - English football club Everton has signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a record breaking 28 million pound deal.

The club is aiming to challenge its city rival Liverpool with this transfer.  Read more »

Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England

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Moeen's six for helps England win against India in Southampton Test

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F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

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Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

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