KP off the hook

Kevin Pietersen only received a warning for showing dissent in Monday’s IPL match in Port Elizabeth.

The Bangalore captain was unhappy to be adjudged LBW against Chennai and umpire Simon Taufel reported the incident. Match referee G R Vishwanath let him off with a ‘severe warning’, according to a statement released by the IPL.

Pietersen had a disciplinary hearing with Vishwanath, who ruled that according to the IPL’s Code of Conduct it was a ‘level 1 offense’.