BAN vs SL: Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal has been fined 15% of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third ODI of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against Sri Lanka in Dhaka.
The Statement of the ICC read Tamim Iqbal was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players & players Personnel which related to the “use of an audible obscenity during an International match”.
“In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Tamim for whom it was the first offense in a 24 month period”, the statement further read. The incident occurred in the 10th over of Bangladesh’s innings on Friday when Tamim used inappropriate language after an unsuccessful review of his caught-behind dismissal.
Tamim Iqbal has accepted the offense & has also accepted the sanction proposed by the ICC Match referee Neeyamur Rashid & so there was no need for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid & Tanvir Ahmed, third umpire Gazi Sohel & fourth Official Masudar Rahman leveled the charges against the Bangladesh Captain.
According to ICC, level 1 breaches have a minimum penalty of an Official reprimand & a maximum penalty of 50% of a player’s match fee & one or two demerit points. Shedding light on the 3rd ODI, Sri-Lanka’s captain Kusul Perera hit a blistering Century followed by Dushmantha Chameera’s five wickets haul helped Sri-Lanka to win the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh on Friday. For Bangladesh Spinner Taskin Ahmed scalped four wickets to bring the hosts back on track. However, failed to chase the target of 282 runs & lost the match against Sri-Lanka with a massive 97 runs.
Sri Lanka won the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh to avoid a series whitewash however Bangladesh clinched the ODI series 2-1 after winning the first two ODI matches.