Bangladesh pacer reprimanded for breaching Code of Conduct
The pacer admitted to the offence and hence, there will be no formal hearing.
Updated - Jun 7, 2018 1:16 am
Team Bangladesh is having a horrid run in their ongoing international assignment. They are trailing 0-2 in the three match T20I series against Afghanistan. They have been totally outplayed in the first two games and are under the pump now to win the final game. To add to their woes, one of their players, Rubel Hossain, has been reprimanded for a breach in code of conduct.
Rubel Hossain was found to have breached the code of conduct during the second T20I of the series. He was found guilty of breaching the clause stated in Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. As a result of the breach, he has been handed a demerit point.
There will be no formal hearing in the matter since Rubel Hossain has already admitted to the offence. The offence that he committed was showing dissent to a decision made by the on-field umpire. During the course of the game, Rubel had appealed for an lbw call against Afghanistani batsman Samiullah Shenwari. The umpire had turned down the appeal, following which Rubel was found guilty of showing dissent.
Bangladesh under the pump
Having lost the first two matches in the series, Bangladesh are under some serious pressure. Recently, the BCB Chief Nazmul Hassan came hard at the Bangladeshi side for their lackluster show in the series thus far. He accused the players of not playing to their potential. The BCB Chief reckoned that the prime cause for the defeat was the poor batting and poor captaincy.
Bangladesh lost the first T20 by 45 runs after they bundled out for 122. They were chasing 167 for the win. In the second game, they decided to bat first and hoped for a change in their fortunes. Much to their disappointment, they ended up scoring just 134. Afghanistan chased down the target with an over to spare and 6 wickets in hand. Bangladesh have nothing but pride to play for in the final match now.