ICC fines Mashrafee and Sabbir
Staff Correspondent:The International Cricket Council(ICC) fined Bangladesh captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza and batsman Sabbir Rahman 20 per cent of their match fees after they were found guilty of breaking code of conduct during Sunday’s second one-day international against England.
The ICC also warned England captain Jos Buttler for making ‘incompetent comments’ responding to Mashrafee and Sabbir’s ‘overreaction’ after his dismissal during the exciting game.
Buttler was staging an England revival and looked threatening with some lusty stroke-play after a three-wicket burst by his Bangladesh counterpart Mashrafee left the visitors reeling at 26-4 inside 10 overs.
But when television umpire confirmed the dismissal of Buttler in England’s chase of 238-8 it triggered wild celebration among the Bangladesh fielders.
The on-field umpire had initially turned down the leg-before appeal of Taskin Ahmed against Buttler, but Bangladesh sought a television review, which confirmed that the ball hit him plumb in his back foot and left England 123-7.
Before he left the field, the English skipper was seen engaged in an argument with some of the Bangladeshi players, forcing the umpires to immediately intervene.
‘The Bangladesh players overstepped in their celebration of Jos Buttler’s wicket, which prompted an inappropriate reaction from the dismissed batsman and required the on-field umpires’ intervention,’ match referee Javagal Srinath said in a ICC statement on Monday.
The ongoing three-match ODI series is currently leveled at 1-1 after England won the first match by 21 runs and Bangladesh levelled with a 34-run win in the second match.
The two teams will head to Chittagong, where the third and final match of the series will be held on Wednesday. The teams will also play two Tests.