IPL 2013: Dwayne Smith fined for bearching code of conduct

Dwayne Smith scored a match-winning 62 against Rajasthan Royals to help Mumbai Indians reach the Indian Premier League 2013 final © IANS

Kolkata: May 25, 2013

Mumbai Indians opener Dwayne Smith was on Saturday fined 10 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during the Qualifier 2 match against Rajasthan Royals in Kolkata on Friday.

The incident relates to 13th over of the Mumbai innings when Smith, while running between the wickets, collided with fast bowler James Faulnker.

Match referee found that it was deliberate on the part of the West Indies batsman.

“Smith admitted to the Level 1 offence (Article 2.1.8) of conduct contrary to the spirit of the game,” an IPL release said.

For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.