Birmingham: England's Stuart Broad has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for throwing the ball at Zulqarnain Haider during the ongoing second Test against Pakistan, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Monday.
Broad petulantly hurled the ball at Test debutant Zulqarnain, then on 22, at the end of the 63rd over on the third day at Edgbaston here on Sunday and hit Pakistan's wicketkeeper, who had not moved from his position, on the shoulder.
The 24-year-old Broad pleaded guilty to a charge brought by the match umpires which relates to "throwing the ball at or near a player, umpire or official in an inappropriate/and or dangerous manner".
Broad's guilty plea meant there was no need for Sri Lankan match referee Ranjan Madugalle to hold a full hearing after stumps on Sunday.
"The actions of Stuart Broad were unacceptable," Madugalle said in an ICC statement issued Monday.
"I understand the frustrations of a bowler in the heat of the moment but as an international sportsman one needs to control these emotions whatever may be the situation and always respect the opponent.
"Stuart, by pleading guilty, realised his mistake and I'm sure he will not repeat the same again."