CLT20 2014: Hobart Hurricanes' Ben Laughlin reprimanded for breaching Code of Behaviour
Hobart Hurricanes’ Ben Laughlin has been officially censured by the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) authorities for breaching the tournament’s Code of Behaviour during his side’s semi-final loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday.
"Laughlin admitted to Level 1 offence (Article 1.3) of showing dissent at an umpire's decision," a media advisory from the organisers of CLT20 said.
“For Level 1 breaches of the CLT20 Code of behaviour, the match referee's decision is final and binding,” it added.
The Hurricanes, who were featuring in their first ever CLT20, had won 3 out of their 4 matches in the group stages before bowing out to a well-oiled Knight Riders side in the semi-final yesterday.
They posted 140 on the board from their 20 overs after choosing to bat, thanks largely to Shoaib Malik’s 66* off 46 balls. But the total was nowhere near sufficient as the Gautam Gambhir-led side cruised to a comfortable 7-wicket victory with the help of Jacques Kallis, who top-scored for the IPL outfit with 54, and Manish Pandey.