Ashes 2013: Darren Lehmann hit with ICC fine for Broad outburst

 

The Kia Oval

Darren Lehmann, the Australia coach, has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council following his radio outburst earlier this week at England bowler Stuart Broad.

Lehmann admitted a charge of publicly criticising and making inappropriate comments about Broad, including accusing him of cheating and urging the Australian public to harass him at every turn when England arrive Down Under this winter.

The ICC chief executive, David Richardson said: "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."

The ruling brought a swift end to the controversy on a second day dominated by Australia. Steve Smith took advantage of England's lightweight bowling attack to help himself to a first Test century with a six off Jonathan Trott, who he described as a part-time bowler.

"I probably wouldn't have played that shot if it had been someone else bowling – if it was James Anderson or Stuart Broad – but Jonathan Trott is a part-time bowler. It was a good chance to get it out of the way and it came off in the end," Smith said.

The England bowling coach, David Saker, defended England's bowling line-up, which included debutants Chris Woakes and Simon Kerrigan, unused today, despite the ease with which Australia pounded their way to 492 for 8 declared. "I thought Woakes did really well," Saker claimed. "Bowling to Shane Watson yesterday, he is a world-class batsmen and will hit you for four if you are a bit off.

"I'm sure Simon would have wanted to bowl differently, but it is only the first half of the game, the second half he might come into it and we are hoping he will.

"We believe we can win the match," he added. "They are in a strong position. They have batted really well for two days, but if we can bat well enough for long enough we can still win.

"We thought it would be a dry wicket. We still think that. We picked a side that we thought would give us the best chance of winning the game. In the crucial parts of the games in this series we have been the better team. When the game is on the line we picked players who we thought could win us the game. That's the way we do it.

"Two days into a five day game its harsh to say we haven't got it right. After five days you can probably write what you want. If Simon Kerrigan bowls us to victory on day five it will be a feel-good story for a lot of people."

Saker was equally strident in his defence of an England over-rate that shrank to 11 in the last hour, at which some of the paying customers booed. "The ball was very wet," he said. "You are trying to dry the ball and deliver it dry to the bowler. You have to make sure the ball is as dry as you can make it that's the crux of it. A mostly educated crowd would have known that."

Arts and Entertainment
Supporting role: at the Supreme Court, Rhodes was accompanied by a famous friend, the actor Benedict Cumberbatch
booksPianist James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to stop the injunction of his memoirs
Arts and Entertainment
Jesuthasan Antonythasan as Dheepan
filmDheepan, film review
Sport
Steven Gerrard scores for Liverpool
sport
Arts and Entertainment
Bob Dylan
art
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
12 best statement wallpapers

12 best statement wallpapers

Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?