Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal fined for using obscene language. Iqbal came under the scanner of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was found guilty of using obscene language during the third ODI against Sri Lanka. During the match, Sri Lanka witnessed some heat between the player’s aa both sides had verbal banter in heat of the moment.
Tamim Iqbal Fined 15 Percent Of His Match Fee For Using Inappropriate Language
Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal has been fined 15 per cent 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. 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.
“In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Tamim, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period,” the statement added.
According to ICC, 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.
On Friday, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first as openers Danushka Gunathilaka and skipper Kusal Perera added 82 runs for the opening stand. Perera led from the front with a fine knock of 120 as the 1996 world champions finished their innings at 286/6 from their 50 overs. In reply, Bangladesh were all-out for 189 in the 43rd.
Regarding ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series, Bangladesh has won the series 2-1 comfortably and they’re recently on top of the Super League table with playing 9 matches and winning 5 of them with 50 Points. Each team gets 10 points for a win, five for a tie/ no result/ abandoned match and zero for a loss.
England, Pakistan and Australia are currently behind Bangladesh respectively with 40 points each. India is in 8th place with only 29 points. India can bounce back after winning few games back.