BAN v WI 2018

Bangladesh’s Shakib-ul-Hasan fined for shouting at umpire

DHAKA: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was fined 15 percent of his match fee for shouting at the umpire during Monday´s opening Twenty20 international against West Indies, the International Cricket Council said.

Shakib was also handed one demerit point, his second such penalty since the introduction of the system in September 2016, for the offence during hosts´ eight-wicket defeat.

Shakib now has two demerit points, having been handed one for an offence during a Twenty20 against Sri Lanka in March this year. Shakib showed dissent while batting after the umpire did not call a wide in the 14th over of the Bangladesh innings.

Bangladeshi cricket captain Shakib Al Hasan plays a shot during the first Twenty20 (T20) cricket match between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet on December 17, 2018. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

The incident involving Shakib happened in the 14th over of Bangladesh’s innings when the left-hander, who was at the striker’s end, showed dissent at the umpire’s decision of not calling a wide when he first shouted at the umpire and then got involved in a prolonged discussion.

“He first shouted at the umpire and then got involved in a prolonged discussion,” said an ICC statement issued late Tuesday.

After the end of the match, Shakib admitted the offence and accepted the sanction, it said, adding no formal hearing was required.

Shakib was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision”. 

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Saikat Sharfuddoula and Tanvir Ahmed, third umpire Masudur Rahman and fourth umpire Gazi Sohel.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

Shakib scored 61 off 43 balls in the game in Sylhet but could not prevent a humiliating loss for his side.

West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 129 and knocked off the target with 55 balls in hand to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

The second and third matches will be held in Dhaka on Thursday and Saturday. Bangladesh swept West Indies 2-0 in the preceding Test series before winning the three-match one-day international series 2-1.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points and a player is banned
  • Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player
  • Demerit Points to remain on a Player or Player Support Personnel’s disciplinary record for a period of twenty-four (24) months from their imposition following which they will be expunged

 

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