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Mashrafe Mortaza fined by International Cricket Council

Mashrafe Mortaza has two demerit points against his name
Mashrafe Mortaza has two demerit points against his name
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The International Cricket Council has fined Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza with 20 percent of his match fees following the recently concluded tri-series final against Sri Lanka.

The decision follows after Mortaza gave an aggressive send-off to Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis when he claimed his wicket which was a breach of Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. Apart from the fine, Mortaza was also handed a demerit point and now he has two against his name.

Apart from Mortaza, Sri Lanka opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka was also reprimanded by the ICC after he gave a send-off to Tamim Iqbal when he was dismissed by Dushmantha Chameera in the sixth over of the chase.

Like Mortaza, Gunathilaka was also handed a demerit point - his first since the system was introduced.

Since, both the players pleaded guilty to the charges, match referee David Boon negated the need for a formal hearing.

The final of the tri-series was won by Sri Lanka with a 79-run margin and now both the teams will compete in a two match Test series that will be followed by two Twenty20 Internationals.

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