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Last Updated: Monday, 2 August, 2004, 11:06 GMT 12:06 UK
Sri Lanka trio fined
K Sangakkara
Sangakkara is known to be a volatile character at times
Three Sri Lanka players have been fined for using obscene or abusive language during their Asia Cup final win.

Kumar Sangakkara was docked his entire match fee and team-mates Upul Chandana and Tillakaratne Dilshan were fined half of theirs.

Match referee Mike Procter called a hearing after their behaviour was reported by the two on-field umpires in Sunday's final against India.

Wicket-keeper Sangakkara was involved in rows with two Indian players.

Umpire David Shepherd was forced to step in after Sangakkara and Mohammad Kaif had a verbal spat.

Later, Sangakkara became embroiled in a heated row with Harbhajan Singh.

Procter found the wicket-keeper guilty of a Level 2.9 offence under the International Cricket Council's code of conduct and fined him his entire match fee.

Sangakkara's offence, which could have resulted in a suspension, refers to the use of "language that is obscene, offensive or of a generally insulting nature" to another player, official or spectator.

Chandana and Dilshan were fined under a less serious Level 1.4 offence which deals with the more general use of offensive language.

Hosts Sri Lanka won the final in Colombo by 25 runs.


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