Michael Clarke reprimanded for dissent
Australia Test captain Michael Clarke has been reprimanded for showing dissent while playing for New South Wales in a domestic match, Cricket Australia said yesterday.
Clarke was reported by the umpires on Thursday for challenging an umpire’s decision while captaining NSW in a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania in Sydney.
CA said an undisclosed batsman was given the benefit of the doubt when a close-to-the-ground catch was claimed at gully and when the umpire gave a “not out” decision Clarke used the “T sign” or player decision review signal suggesting the decision should be reviewed by the third umpire.
Sheffield Shield matches are not televised and therefore a third umpire is not used.
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