23 Feb 2011

Ponting smashes tv after dismissal

5:50 am on 23 February 2011

The Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has apologised for smashing a television set with his bat after being run out during their World Cup match against Zimbabwe on Monday.

A local official has confirmed that the incident happened after Ponting had returned to the dressing room and saw a replay of his dismissal.

Ponting is understood to have apologised to officials, and the matter has been referred to the Australian management and the International Cricket Council.