London: England bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct during the second one-day international against Sri Lanka at Headingley.

Broad was found to have breached article 2.2.1 which relates to "showing serious dissent at an umpire's decision". The incident happened in the final over of the Sri Lanka innings when Broad appealed for an lbw, which was turned down.

As he left the field, Broad, according to an ICC statement, made "unacceptable and offensive remarks" to New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden about the decision.

After the match, which England lost by 69 runs, Broad admitted the offence - and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Alan Hurst.

"Accepting an umpire's decision is an essential feature of cricket and part of the game's unique spirit," said former Australia fast bowler Hurst.

"Stuart's behaviour was not acceptable in any form of cricket, and as a well-established member of his country's national side and current captain of the Twenty20 international team, he must take responsibility for what he says and does," Hurst added in an ICC statement.

It is not the first time Broad - the son of match referee and former England opening batsman Chris - has been in disciplinary trouble.

Last year he was also fined 50 percent of his match fee for throwing the ball at Pakistan batsman Zulqarnain Haider during the second Test at Edgbaston.

Both Bowden and Hurst were due to officiate, and Broad play, in the third one-day international at Lord's on Sunday. England and Sri Lanka are currently level at 1-1 in the five-match series.