ICC sanctions Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal for 'audible obscenity', fines 10% of match fees

Mayank Kumar

Mayank Kumar

Author| May 29, 11:30 AM

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Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal has been fined 15 per cent of his match fees and handed one demerit point after showing dissent against an umpiring decision against him in the third and final ODI of the series against Sri Lanka. Tamim was found breaching Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel that deals with the “use of an audible obscenity during an International Match.”

The incident took place in the 10th over of the Bangladesh innings when Tamim jammed his bat to a very full pitched delivery off Dushmantha Chammera. He was given out by the on-field umpire which was stayed by the third umpire when Tamim opted for DRS. 

The level charge was levied by on-field umpires Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid, Tanvir Ahmed, third umpire Gazi Sohel and fourth official Masudur Rahman. The ICC said that Tamim Iqbal has accepted the charges and hence there was no need for a formal hearing.

Sri Lanka went on to win the third ODI of the series but Bangladesh clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1 in the leadership of Tamim Iqbal.

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