Posted: 25 September, 2013 by Triple M

Boof Fined Over Cheat Comments

We can’t let Boof take all the blame for interview on our radio station

Tags: Darren Lehmann, Stuart Broad, The Ashes

Boof speaks openly about Stuart Broad (Video: Triple M on YouTube)

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Aussie cricket coach Darren 'Boof' Lehmann has been fined after labelling English cricketer Stuart Broad a cheat on Triple M.

Triple M can’t let Boof 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.


Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke was grilled on what he thought of his team's chances of winning The Ashes after the Poms named their squad to head down under.

Pup said he looked forward to the whole English team, including Stuart Broad, coming to Australia.

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Boof was talking after Broad spoke to the UK media about that nick in the first Test admitting he did get an edge to the ball.

"Our players haven't forgotten, they're calling him everything under the sun as they go past so I would hope the Australian public are the same because that was just blatant cheating," Boof said on Triple M breakfast shows Wednesday.

ICC Press Release

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a charge of publicly criticising and making inappropriate comments about England player Stuart Broad in relation to an incident that occurred in an International Match. 

Lehmann was found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an International Match or any Player, Player Support Personnel, Match official or team participating in any International Match. 

On Thursday evening, Lehmann admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing. 

The charge related to comments made by Lehmann on the eve of the fifth and final Ashes Test during an interview on Triple M. 

The charge was laid by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson. 

Mr Richardson said: “Whilst noting the context and nature of the comments made, showing mutual respect for one’s fellow professionals - including for coaches, players and match officials - is a cornerstone of how we play the game.” 

The range of permissible sanctions for all first Level 1 offences is a warning or reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine of up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee.

Boof was talking after Broad spoke to the UK media about that nick in the first Test admitting he did get an edge to the ball.

"Our players haven't forgotten, they're calling him everything under the sun as they go past so I would hope the Australian public are the same because that was just blatant cheating," Boof said on Triple M breakfast shows Wednesday.

"Well done to Boof Lehmann," Triple M's Matty Johns said adding "if the ICC want to charge him then Cricket Australia should pay the fine."

"Australian cricket, over the last five years, has just totally lost its edge because the political correctness of the ICC and the political correctness of the Cricket Australia itself has softened our team's resolve," Matty Johns said.

Triple M's interview with Boof has gone worldwide and is on the back page of every paper in the UK.

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Earlier on Triple M

Darren Lehmann spoke openly about English cricketer Stuart Broad on Triple M, calling him a cheat and encouraging Aussie fans to chastise him.

"Our players haven't forgotten, they're calling him everything under the sun as they go past so I would hope the Australian public are the same because that was just blatant cheating."

Boof was talking after Broad spoke to the UK media about that nick in the first Test admitting he did get an edge to the ball.

The decision caused uproar and was described at the time as the worst umpiring decision in Ashes history.

Boof says it's a disgrace the way Broad has carried on about it commentating to the media and on social networking.

"He knew he hit it at the slip and the biggest problem there is the poor umpire cops all the crap that he gets in the paper and Stuart Broad makes him look like a fool," Boof said.

Meanwhile, Boof's comments on our radio station have p--sed the Poms off something shocking, with his rant even making it to their newspapers!

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