Dolar Mahmud Fined For Full-Pitched Bowling
Bangladesh fast bowler Dolar Mahmud has been fined 15 percent of his match fee after being found guilty of 'unfair play' during the second One-Day International against Zimbabwe on Thursday.
Bangladesh went on to win the match by seven wickets but only after Mahmud had been removed from the attack for bowling two full-pitched deliveries at Elton Chigumbura, the second of which hit the batsman on the helmet.
He was charged under the ICC Code of Conduct by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Enamul Haque Moni and third umpire Nadir Shah and the hearing was held by ICC Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle.
Mahmud pleaded guilty to the offence and Madugalle issued the following statement:
"At the outset, I explained to the bowler that his actions of bowling high full tosses was clearly against the spirit of the game and is considered “unfair play” under the Laws of Cricket.
“He pleaded guilty and immediately apologised for his actions in both instances to the batsmen and also apologised to the two on-field umpires.
“In arriving at my decision, I took into account that it was his first offence under the code. His immediate actions also showed his genuine concern to the batsmen.”
Bangladesh now lead the series 2-1 and the fourth match is in Chittagong on 3rd November.
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