Sreesanth fined for kicking boundary rope

Indias pace bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth has been fined 10 percent of his match fee for kicking the boundary rope in frustration during the third and final test against South Africa, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday.

The temperamental bowler pleaded guilty to a charge that related to “abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings”, the ICC said in a statement.

“As Sreesanth accepted the decision without contest, there was no need for a hearing.”

A frustrated Sreesanth kicked the rope on Wednesday after he had two leg before wicket appeals turned down in the previous over.