The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, third umpire Ian Gould and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough
Bangladesh fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s final Super 10 stage match against Australia in the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.
Al-Amin was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (the “Code”) which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”.
The incident related to the bowler’s actions after he dismissed Australia opener David Warner in the 12th over. After the match, Al-Amin pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted the sanction proposed by the Match Referee, Ranjan Madugalle, of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
Explaining his decision, Mr Madugalle said: “Celebrating the fall of a wicket should be done in a manner which is not abusive or disrespectful to the opponent.”
The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, third umpire Ian Gould and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough.
All Level 1 breaches for this offence carry a penalty of a warning/reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee. As with other breaches at this level, the ICC Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.