ICC reprimands Shakib Al Hasan for on-field conduct
The International Cricket Council has reprimanded Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for hitting the stumps at the striker's end after being dismissed in the game against Pakistan in the 2016 Asia Cup in Mirpur.
In the 18th over of the innings, Shakib attempted to scoop Mohammad Amir but instead he was beaten for pace and the ball went on to rattle the stumps.
With 26 runs still needed for a win, the wicket of Shakib put Bangladesh in a precarious position at 104 for five but cameos from Mahmudullah and Mashrafe Mortaza subsequently ensured their victory.
After his dismissal, Shakib was clearly frustrated with his shot selection and swung his bat at the stumps, but immediately realised his mistake and apologised to the on-field umpires.
Due to his actions, Shakib breached the Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel which relates to “abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an International Match”.
The charges against Shakib were brought forward by the on-field umpires Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Anil Chaudhary along with third umpire Enamul Haque and fourth umpire Shozab Raza.
The 28-year-old accepted the sanction from the match referee Jeff Crowe and admitted his offence which negated the need for conducting a formal hearing.
Thanks to a five-wicket win against Pakistan in Mirpur on Wednesday, Bangladesh qualified for the final of the 2016 Asia Cup and will play India on 6th March.
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