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Shakib fined for showing dissent

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Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first T20I against the Windies in Sylhet on Monday.

Shakib was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision”. 

In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Shakib, for whom it was the second offence since the introduction of the demerit system in September 2016. Shakib now has two demerit points, having been handed one demerit point for an offence during a T20I against Sri Lanka in March this year.

The incident involving Shakib happened in the 14th over of Bangladesh’s innings when the left-hander, who was at the striker’s end, showed dissent at the umpire’s decision of not calling a wide when he first shouted at the umpire and then got involved in a prolonged discussion.

After the end of the match, Shakib admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Saikat Sharfuddoula and Tanvir Ahmed, third umpire Masudur Rahman and fourth umpire Gazi Sohel.

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.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points and a player is banned
  • Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player
  • Demerit Points to remain on a Player or Player Support Personnel’s disciplinary record for a period of twenty-four (24) months from their imposition following which they will be expunged

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