Rubel Hossain handed a demerit point for breaching the Code of Conduct
Rubel was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
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Published - Jul 29, 2018 1:58 pm | Updated - Jul 29, 2018 1:58 pm
Bangladesh’s Rubel Hossain has received an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the deciding ODI against the West Indies on Saturday, which the visitors won by 18 runs in St Kitts to take the series by 2-1. Rubel was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”.
In addition to the reprimand, one demerit point has been added to the fast bowler’s disciplinary record. Rubel now has two demerit points after he had received one demerit point for showing dissent during the second T20I against Afghanistan in Dehradun in last month. As such, he now has two demerit points against his name.
The incident happened in the 28th over of the Windies’ run-chase when Rubel used an inappropriate word, which was picked up by the stump mic after Shimron Hetmyer edged him for a boundary.
After the end of the match, Rubel admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires S. Ravi, and Joel Wilson, third umpire Richard Illingworth Nigel Duguid Marais Erasmus and fourth umpire Nick Cook.
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.
Bangladesh after losing the Test series 2-0 made a really good comeback in the ODIs. They won the first match and were marginally short of victory in the second losing just by 3 runs in the 3rd ODI Mashrafe Mortaza‘s team pulled things back in control and won the series 2-1.
The two teams will now face-off in the three-match T20I series starting July 31.
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