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Wahab Riaz, Shakib Al Hasan Fined By ICC

Shakib-Al-Hasan and Wahab Riaz have been fined for their verbal exchange during the fifth day of the first Test between the two sides in Khulna.
Shakib-Al-Hasan and Wahab Riaz have been fined for their verbal exchange during the fifth day of the first Test between the two sides in Khulna.
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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz have been fined for their verbal exchange during the fifth day of the first Test between the two sides in Khulna.

According to an official press release by the International Cricket Council (ICC), both players have been fined 30 per cent of their match fees for violating the ICC Code of Conduct.

Elaborating on his review of the incident, match referee Jeff Crowe expressed his displeasure at the events that unfolded on the field between Wahab and Shakib.

"Posturing and finger pointing in each other's face is not what we expect from two senior international players and has no place in cricket," said Crowe.

"International cricketers should always remember that they are being watched and followed by millions and, therefore, need to always control their emotions and demonstrate respect."

The incident happened during the 118th over of the Bangladesh innings when the two players started having a go at each other with gestures and words.

Shakib remained unbeaten on 76 before the captains shook hands for a draw on day five as Bangladesh amassed a huge 555 for six which was built around a triple-century opening stand between Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes.

With both Shakib and Riaz pleading guilty to the charges, no formal complaint was made on the matter.

The second and final Test between the two sides will kick off on Wednesday in Dhaka.

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