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Jason Roy fined for showing dissent

Jason Roy fined for showing dissent

England opener Jason Roy has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee and given two demerit points for showing dissent at an umpire's decision during his side’s eight-wicket win over Australia in the second semifinal of the World Cup.

Roy seemed set for a century when he missed a pull shot off Pat Cummins. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena was initially hesitant to give it out but raised his finger after persistent appeals from Australia.

The 28-year-old fumed at both umpires as the man at square leg, Marais Erasmus, came in to help explain what was going on. Roy argued that Dharmasena was going to extend his arms for a wide before sticking his finger in the air.

Roy was found to have breached Article 2.8 ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to showing dissent at an umpire's decision. The opener admitted the offence and sanction, with no formal hearing to take place. He doesn’t face any suspension and will play the final at Lords.