Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan fined for violating ICC code of conduct during match against Sri Lanka

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Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan fined for violating ICC code of conduct during match against Sri Lanka

The skipper of Bangladesh cricket team Shakib Al Hasan and player Nurul Hasan both are fined 25 percent of their match fees. Both of the Bangladeshi players also got a demerit point from the ICC for violating the Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in separate events during their T20 match against Sri Lankan team in Colombo on Friday. During the match, Shakib was found to have violated Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”, while Nurul was found guilty of violating Article 2.1.2, which deals with “conduct that brings the game into disrepute”.

The controversial incident took place in the 19th over of the Bangladesh innings when he came around the boundary ropes and signaled at his batsman to return back from the field while arguing against an umpire decision.

As regards Nurul, the reserve player held and showed finger at Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera which led to vicious public action after he was sent by the team on to the field of play to pass on a message to the two batsmen.

The charges were leveled by umpires present on the field, Raveendra Wimalasiri and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, third umpire Ranmore Martinesz and fourth umpire Lyndon Hannibal.

Both Shakib and player Nurul on Saturday were declared chargeable to the disgust and allowed the sanctions suggested by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

“Friday’s incidents were disappointing as you don’t want to see such player behavior during any level of cricket. I understand that it was a tense and an edge-of-the-seat match with place in the final on the line, but the actions of the two players were unacceptable and cannot be condoned as they clearly went overboard. Had the fourth umpire not stopped Shakib and the fielders remonstrating, and then the on-field umpires not intervened between Nurul and Thisara, things could have become worse,” Broad said.

Published by Ashish Mishra on 17 Mar 2018

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