WELLINGTON: West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard was reprimanded by the International Cricket Council for damaging addressing room door after his dismissal in Wednesday’s limited-overs loss to New Zealand.
ICC match referee Javagal Srinath held a hearing after the match, where the 21-year-old Pollard pleaded guilty to damaging the glass door.
Srinath ruled that Pollard had breached the code of conduct relating to “abuse of cricket equipment or fixtures and fittings”.
“Pollard damaged the door glass in the dressing room with his bat after he returned to the pavilion after being given out (lbw) by umpire Mark Benson in the 22nd over,” Srinath said in a statement released by the ICC in Dubai.
“That is inappropriate behaviour and clearly unacceptable as the players are expected to accept and respect the umpires’ decision,” he said.
Srinath said Pollard had apologised to New Zealand Cricket officials.
West Indies lost by seven wickets and are now 1-1 with New Zealand in the five-match One-day International series.