“Irrespective of the outcome of an umpire’s decision, players are not entitled to prolonged appeals as these can be construed as pressuring the umpires,” Pycroft said in the statement. “Both the players accepted their mistake and apologized for their actions.”
The charges against Jayawardene and Dilshan were laid by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Rod Tucker, and television umpire Ian Gould.
An official reprimand is the minimum penalty for excessive appealing. A second offense can cost a player 50 percent of his match fees, the ICC said.
New Zealand next play Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, tomorrow, a day before Sri Lanka clash with hosts England at The Oval in London.