Darren Lehmann

Darren Lehmann (above) was fined by the International Cricket Council for his comments about England’s Stuart Broad © Getty Images

Aug 23, 2013

Darren Lehmann was recently fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his comments on Stuart Broad. However, there is some relief for him as the Radio Station on which he made those remarks have offered to pay the fine on behalf of the Australian coach. The fine imposed is 20 per cent of his match fee.

The Independent reported that the station called Triple M said in its statement on it its website, “Aussie cricket coach Darren ‘Boof’ Lehmann has been fined after labelling English cricketer Stuart Broad a cheat on Triple M. Triple M can’t let Boof take all the blame for something that happened on our station. He’s a mate and a great bloke and we’ll be coughing up the match fine on his behalf.”

Earlier, the ICC’s Chief Executive Dave Richardson had charged Lehmann and he accepted a 20 per cent fine for a Level Two offence.

While referring to Broad not walking when he had edged a delivery to slip during the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Lehmann had describe it as “blatant cheating.”