BPL 2017: Hasan Ali, Shakib Al Hasan fined for breaching Code of Conduct
Both players were handed demerit points as well.
Updated - Nov 21, 2017 10:12 pm
Two big names of the ongoing 2017 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) have been penalized for breaching the BCB Code of Conduct during the tournament. The names of the players are Comilla Victorians’ latest recruit Hasan Ali, and the skipper of the Dhaka Dynamites, Shakib Al Hasan. While Hasan Ali was found guilty of breaching the level 1 offence, Shakib committed the level 2 offense.
Interestingly, both Hasan and Shakib are the two top performers in the season. They are the only players to have taken 5 wickets in an innings in the BPL matches this season thus far. Hasan Ali had scalped 5 wickets by bowling up five Dhaka Dynamites batsmen recently. After he had dismissed Mosaddek Hossain, he was seen showing the batsman the way to the dressing room. This violated the code of conduct.
He was found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the BCB Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to ‘Using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his dismissal during a Match’. He was fined 25 per cent of his match fees and 2 demerit points were added to his disciplinary track record. Ali accepted the penalty and hence, no formal hearing was required.
Shakib messes up too
Meanwhile, the Dhaka Dynamites skipper Shakib Al Hasan was found guilty of breaching the code of conduct in the match against the Rangpur Riders. He had reportedly used a foul language after the umpire turned down his appeal for an lbw decision.
He breached Article 2.2.4 which relates to ‘Using language or gesture(s) that is seriously obscene, seriously offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person during a Match’. Shakib was fined 50 per cent of his match fees by the match officials and was also given 3 demerit points for his actions.