Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan was fined 75 per cent of his match fee for showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision during the second one-day international against Zimbabwe on Sunday.
Sakib was found to have breached Article 2.2.1 of ICC code of conduct after the charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Owen Chirombe and Johan Cloete, third umpire Jeremiah Matibiri and fourth umpire Russell Tiffin.
The incident took place in the 31st over of Bangladesh’s innings when Sakib expressed his displeasure by smashing his bat into his pad and in the process nearly hit Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor after being given out lbw off Prosper Utseya.
The all-rounder admitted the offence and accepted the sanction imposed on him by match referee Chris Broad. So no formal hearing took place.
‘This type of a reaction from a senior player and a former captain is unacceptable. When the umpire’s finger goes up, the batsman must leave the crease without showing his emotions regardless of what he thinks of the decision,’ Broad was quoted in an International Cricket Council press release.
Meanwhile, The Zimbabwe team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the same match.
Broad imposed the fine after Brendan Taylor’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.
In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, and in particular the regulations contained therein governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.
As such, Taylor was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines.
Zimbabwe were also fined for a similar offence after the end of the second Test.
-with New Age input