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Stuart Broad will keep quiet after New Zealand fine

England captain Stuart Broad has vowed to keep his opinions to himself in future after being fined for his criticism of match officials following the World Twenty20 defeat to New Zealand on Saturday.

Broad was fined 15 per cent of his match fee after describing the umpires' call to allow play to continue while lightning struck close to the ZACS Stadium in Chittagong as "distinctly average decision-making".

Broad felt players and fans were put in danger by the decision and considered leading his side off in protest, but on Sunday evening he admitted on Twitter that from now on his views might have to stay private.

He said: "Shame to be fined. Back to bland and unopinionated press conferences I'm afraid. Draw a line onto the next game!"

Broad had said on Saturday night: "To be as polite as I can be, I think it was distinctly average decision-making keeping us on after the first lightning strike at the start of the fifth over, keeping us on throughout that."

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