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Radio station to pay Lehmann fine

ESPN staff
August 23, 2013
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Triple M, the radio station on which Darren Lehmann accused Stuart Broad of "blatant cheating", has offered to pay the fine imposed on the Australian head coach.

Lehmann was penalised 20% of his match fee after his disparaging comments against Broad, after the England pacer refused to walk during the first Ashes Test.

And the station issued a statement on its website, reading: "Triple M can't let [Lehmann] take all the blame for something that happened on our station.

"He's a mate and a great bloke and we'll be coughing up the match fine on his behalf."

The International Cricket Council said Lehmann had admitted breaching Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct relating to public criticism or inappropriate comment.

Broad edged Ashton Agar to Australian skipper Michael Clarke at first slip at Trent Bridge, but did not walk when umpire Aleem Dar turned down the visitors' appeals. Broad later admitted to hitting the ball.

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