Kings XI Punjab batsman Glenn Maxwell has been penalised for showing dissent to the umpire's decision during his team's IPL 2016 match against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday. The hosts won the game by eight wickets, also notching up their first win of the competition in the process.
Maxwell, who got out for a duck after being caught by Carlos Brathwaite off a Amit Mishra delivery in the match, also admitted to the offence which was caught by match referee Roshan Mahanama.
"In the VIVO IPL match in Delhi last evening, Glen Maxwell of Kings XI Punjab was reprimanded by the Match Referee for showing dissent at the umpire's decision," the Press Trust of India quoted a statement. "Maxwell admitted to the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials) and accepted the sanction."
Article 2.1.5 states that excessive appealing in a match from a player can amount to an offence.
It mentions that "excessive" appealing refers to "(a) repeated appealing of the same decision/appeal; (b) repeated appealing of different decisions/appeals when the bowler/fielder knows the batter is not out with the intention of placing the Umpire under pressure; or (c) celebrating a dismissal before the decision has been given. It is not intended to prevent loud or enthusiastic appealing," according to the IPL code of conduct.