Tamim Iqbal fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Tamim Iqbal fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Tamim Iqbal used inappropriate language after an unsuccessful review of his caught-behind dismissal.

Tamim Iqbal 
Tamim Iqbal. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third ODI of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against Sri Lanka in Dhaka.

Tamim was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “use of an audible obscenity during an International Match.”

In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Tamim, for whom it was the first offense in a 24-month period.

The incident occurred in the 10th over of Bangladesh’s innings on Friday, when Tamim used inappropriate language after an unsuccessful review of his caught-behind dismissal.

Tamim admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by ICC Match Referee Neeyamur Rashid and there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid and Tanvir Ahmed, third umpire Gazi Sohel and fourth official Masudur Rahman leveled the charge.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh in the third ODI

In the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the visitors thrashed the Bangladeshi Tigers and won the match by 97 runs. Kusal Perera scored a century for the Sri Lankan side and helped them post a total of 286/6 on the board. Taskin Ahmed picked up 4 wickets for Bangladesh with the ball in hand.

In reply, the Bangladesh batting lineup came a cropper and the Tamim Iqbal-led side was bowled out for a total of just 189. Dushmantha Chameera destroyed the Bangladeshi batting lineup.

In the 9 overs that he bowled, Chameera scalped 5 wickets and gave away just 16 runs. Even though Bangladesh lost the final ODI, they still won the series 2-1 after emerging victorious in the first two ODI matches that took place between the two sides.

Bangladesh veteran wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim won the Player of the Series award.