Bangladesh wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim has been handed an official reprimand by ICC match referee Alan Hurst after he was found guilty of dissent on day two of the first Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein.
The charge came after Rahim was adjudged to have been trapped in front by Jacques Kallis and upon leaving the crease, he motioned with his bat, suggesting he had hit the ball.
“Mushfiqur left the crease immediately but he was looking at and touching the edge of the bat as he left. That is inappropriate and clearly unacceptable after an lbw decision,” said Mr Hurst.
“The player has apologised for his actions and said he sincerely regretted this misdemeanor. This apology and his previous good record were taken into consideration,” he added.
All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of a fine equivalent to 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.
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