Mumbai's Ajit Agarkar has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee apart from being reprimanded officially by Match Referee Subramanium Ramesh.

Agarkar has been held guilty of a level I offence, which pertains to showing dissent at an umpiring decision.

The Mumbai cricketer was adjudged run-out by third umpire S. Ravi on the first day of the Ranji Trophy final. Agarkar played paceman Vinay Kumar to mid-off but a quick-thinking Sunil Joshi fired a throw to wicketkeeper C. Gautam, who threw down the stumps with the batsman out of the crease. Agarkar contended that the ball was ‘dead’ but the third umpire ruled it was still in ‘play.’

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