Perth Scorcher’s all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been fined $5,000 for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during their qualifier match against Sydney Sixers on Saturday. He has been charged with a level 2 offence by the match referee — Bob Stratford under Article 2.8 of the cricket Australia’s code of conduct. The Australian has escaped the suspension and he will be grateful to the board for it.
Marsh was given caught behind on the leg side in the 13th over of the innings by the umpire and Marsh was really furious about the decision. He had no option other than walking back to the dressing room as the DRS system isn’t used in the Big Bash League and he reacted angrily as it was a crucial game. The replay also showed that there wasn’t any knick from the bat of Marsh and there was a large gap between bat and ball.
Mitchell Marsh Accepts The Fine
Mitchell Marsh had accepted the fine handed on him, and realized his mistake stating that his reaction was unacceptable. He told that he has a lot of respect for the umpires and he also felt that he wasn’t setting the right example for the youngsters watching the match. He regretted the behaviour and looks forward to the next match on Thursday.
“I accept the fine handed down to me, my reaction to the umpire’s decision was unacceptable and not the example I want to be setting for any young cricketer. I have complete respect for the umpires and the job they do. I’ll learn from this and look forward to Thursday night’s match,” Mitchell Marsh said in a statement.
Ben Stokes Reacts About The Incident
English all-rounder Ben Stokes had expressed his views on the incident on Twitter stating that he has failed to understand why the Decision Review System is not being used in every cricket tournament all around the world. He also added that DRS is not for the umpires to look bad and it is for the right decisions to be made while eradicating the howlers.
“DRS isn’t there to make the umpires look bad. Why on earth aren’t all competitions using it, it’s frustrating to watch something like that happen when it can so easily be fixed,” Ben Stokes had tweeted.
DRS isn’t there to make the umpires look bad
Why on earth aren’t all competitions using it,it’s frustrating to watch something like that happen when it can sooooo easily be fixed.
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) January 30, 2021
DRS system has come in handy most of the time in cricket, and it should be used all around the world.