English opening batsman, Alex Hales has been fined 15% of his match fee for showing displeasure on umpires’ decision of giving him out on the first day of the fourth test.
Hales exhibited his frustration by shaking his head constantly when he was caught at mid-wicket by Pakistani leggie, Yasir Shah on a delivery of Mohammad Amir. The Englishman believed that the ball has hit the ground before Shah grasped it.
The case was referred to third umpire, however, he couldn’t get any conclusive evidence to overturn the field umpire’s decision, who gave it out initially.
An official ICC statement stated that Alex Hales uttered some inappropriate comments as he was leaving the room.
Alex Hales breached the Article 2.1.5 of the ICC code of conduct, which deals with “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”. The English opener has accepted his mistake and also the fine imposed on him by Richie Richardson, the match referee.
Resultantly, there was no need for a formal hearing. He has already been struggling in the series and maintaining an average of just 19 runs with the bat.
He was very vocal to Yasir Shah when he came out to bat as a nightwatchman for Pakistan, but, he dropped a sitter of Shah at Gully, which must have been painful for him.