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5 Times when Bangladesh players brought shame to cricket

Tigers' cricket has had its fair share of controversies.

Bangladesh U19
Bangladesh U19. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Bangladesh have promised a whole lot in their cricketing journey. Though they don’t have a whole lot of trophies to show for their efforts, the team has given the best of sides a run for their money. In the 1999 World Cup, the Tigers beat Pakistan after which they marched ahead.

Recently, the U19 team won their first major title, beating four-time champions India in the final at the Senwes Park. In the 2019 World Cup, they rolled over South Africa, though they were eventually knocked out before the semis.

However, amidst some jaw-dropping run on the field, Bangladesh have also been guilty of crossing the line a few times. Their players have come under the scanner a number of times. Even the ICC has penalized them for their unruly and unsportsmanlike attitude on the field of play.

In the article, let’s take a look at five instances when Bangladesh players marred their reputation: –

1. 2020 U19 World Cup final

India vs Bangladesh U19 fight
(Photo Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh won the 2020 U19 World Cup in South Africa. But their campaign came to a close with a bit of a controversy at the Senwes Park. After the game ended, their cricketers had an on-field scuffle with the Boys in Blue. The unfortunate occurring somewhat overshadowed the Tigers show in the game that they won by three wickets.

Priyam Garg, the India skipper, termed it as ‘dirty’. Akbar Ali, the Bangladesh skipper, apologized for the behaviour of their players. Three of their players- Rakibul Hasan, Towhid Hridoy and Shamim Hossain- had to bear the brunt of the ICC.

They were slapped with suspension points, which will remain on their records for the next couple of years. The points will be applied to the upcoming international games they are likely to participate.

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