Tuesday Aug 11, 2020
England fast bowler Stuart Broad's outburst against Pakistan's Yasir Shah in the first Test has landed him a fine by none other than his dad Chris, who happened to be the match referee for the game.
Broad was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for a level-one breach and also given one demerit point for using inappropriate language when dismissing Yasir Shah in Pakistan's second innings at Old Trafford on Saturday, hours before England completed a three-wicket win.
Broad admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad, the former England batsman who is now a member of the ICC's elite panel of match referees.
He would not normally be officiating in a match involving his son.
But in a bid to cope with travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus, Chris Broad, together with a team of English umpires, is officiating in the current three-match series, having presided over England's 2-1 win against the West Indies last month.
The second Test between England and Pakistan at Southampton starts on Thursday.