<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Darren Lehmann" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130823083631.jpg" title="Darren Lehmann" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Darren Lehmann was found to have breached an article in the ICC code of conduct covering players and support staff which relates to "public criticism or inappropriate comment" © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>London: Aug 23, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Australia coach <a href="/tags/Darren-Lehmann/post" target="_blank">Darren Lehmann</a> was fined 20 per cent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Ashes-2013-Darren-Lehmann-blasts-lsquo-cheat-rsquo-Stuart-Broad-hopes-fans-leave-him-in-tears-in-Australia/30150" target="_blank">accusing</a> England's <a href="/tags/Stuart-Broad/post" target="_blank">Stuart Broad</a> of "blatant cheating".<br /> <br /> The 27-year-old Broad <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Ashes-2013-Stuart-Broad-Aleem-Dar-howler-leaves-Australia-fuming/28896" target="_blank">angered Australia</a> during England's narrow 14-run first Test win at Trent Bridge when he refused to walk after a thick edge deflected off the wicketkeeper's gloves to slip.<br /> <br /> Victory sent England on their way to taking an unbeatable 3-0 series lead in the Ashes heading into the ongoing fifth and final Test at The Oval, which started on Wednesday.<br /> <br /> After Broad <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Ashes-2013-Stuart-Broad-not-sorry-for-refusing-to-walk-at-Trent-Bridge/30104" target="_blank">defended his actions</a> earlier this week, an unimpressed Lehmann told Australia radio station Triple M in an interview broadcast on Wednesday: "Certainly our players haven't forgotten, they're calling him everything under the sun as they go past.<br /> <br /> "I hope the Australian public are the same because that was just blatant cheating. I don't advocate walking but when you hit it to first slip it's pretty hard," he said.<br /> <br /> "From my point of view I just hope the Australian public give it to him right from the word go for the whole summer [during the return series in Australia starting in November] and I hope he cries and he goes home," Lehmann added.<br /> <br /> "I just hope everyone gets stuck into him because the way he's carried on and the way he's commented in public about it is ridiculous."<br /> <br /> "He hit it to first slip ... and the biggest problem there is the poor umpire cops all the crap that he gets in [the] paper and Stuart Broad makes them look like fools," he added.<br /> <br /> "From my point of view it's poor, so I hope the public actually get stuck into him."<br /> <br /> Lehmann, however, was found to have breached article 2.1.7 of the <a href="/tags/ICC/post" target="_blank">ICC</a> code of conduct covering players and support staff which relates to "public criticism or inappropriate comment" relating to players, match officials and support staff.<br /> <br /> Former Australia batsman Lehmann was fined 20 per cent of his match fee, a penalty believed to amount to some AUS$ 3,000 (£1,733) by match referee Roshan Mahanama at The Oval after stumps on Thursday's second day of the fifth Test.<br /> <br /> "Whilst noting the context and nature of the comments made, showing mutual respect for one's fellow professionals — including for coaches, players and match officials — is a cornerstone of how we play the game," ICC chief executive <a href="/tags/David-Richardson/post" target="_blank">David Richardson</a> said.<br /> <br /> Earlier this week, Broad said the incident had not been as clear-cut as widely portrayed.<br /> <br /> "It was an odd one. There was no particular noise because of the noise of (Brad) Haddin's gloves," he said.<br /> <br /> "So it wasn't as clear-cut as everyone had thought, although I knew I'd hit it."