Monday, May 06, 2013

Shakib Al Hasan fined for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct

For breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during Bangladesh’s second ODI match against Zimbabwe, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was fined 75 per cent of his match fees.
The Bangladeshi all-rounder was fined after he admitted his guilty to a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during Sunday's match. He even accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by ICC match referee.
ICC match referee, Chris Broad, found him to have breached Article 2.2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel which relates to “showing serious disagree at an umpire's decision during an International Match”.
The charge related to an incident in the 2nd ODI match of Bangladesh’s innings when Shakib Al Hasan showed his anger by smashing his bat into his pad and in the process almost hit Zimbabwe wicket-keeper Brendan Taylor before leaving the field after given out lbw off Prosper Utseya.
On-field umpires Owen Chirombe and Johan Cloete, third umpire Jeremiah Matibiri and fourth umpire Russell Tiffin had projected this charge.