Josh Hazlewood pleaded guilty for his frustration against umpire on Day 4 at 2nd Test © Getty Images
Josh Hazlewood pleaded guilty for his frustration against umpire on Day 4 at 2nd Test © Getty Images

Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood was on Tuesday fined 15 per cent of his match fees for yelling profane words during the fourth day’s play in the second Test against New Zealand. Hazlewood yelled ‘Who the f*** is the third umpire’ after New Zealand’s Kane Williamson was given not out during the first session’s play at Hagley Oval. Hazlewood had pleaded guilty at the end of the day, and it was expected that the ICC will be putting a hefty fine on the right-arm pacer for the outburst he had. Australia will need another 131 runs to win the second and final Test against New Zealand, and retain the Trans-Tasman Trophy 2015-16. FULL SCORECARD: New Zealand vs Australia, 2nd Test at Christchurch 

The ICC said in a release, @Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day’s play in the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch on Tuesday. The player was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”.”

The release added, “The incident happened during the last over before lunch when Hazlewood, after his review was turned down by the TV umpire, used obscene language that was picked up by the stump microphone and subsequently by the broadcast. Following the day’s play, Hazlewood admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.” READ: Josh Hazlewood pleads guilty after using profane words for 3rd umpire during final Test vs New Zealand

“The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Richard Kettleborough and Ranmore Martinesz, third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth official Derek Walker. For all first offences, Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee,” the ICC added.