Dawlat Zadran (right) has been fined half of his match fee (as has Shakib Al Hasan)
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Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and Afghanistan’s Dawlat Zadran have both been fined 50 per cent of their match fees for an altercation during the opening game of the ICC World Twenty20 2014.
The pair breached Article 2.2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to ‘inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play during an international match’.
In the ninth over of Bangladesh’s innings, bowler Dawlat made deliberate contact with Shakib, who was batting at the time.
Shakib reacted, also making physical contact and the pair were reported by on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Nigel Llong as well as third umpire Kumar Dharmasena and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough.
Both players pleaded guilty to the charges.
Match referee Ranjan Madugalle said: “Cricket is a non-contact sport and the teams were reminded at the pre-tournament briefings that intentional and avoidable physical contact of any form is unacceptable and these judgments reflect that.”
Bangladesh went on to win the game by nine wickets and put themselves in a strong position in Group A of the tournament.
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The eight lowest ranked sides will play in two groups of four between 16th and 21st March with the group winners qualifying for the next stage.
Group A: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Nepal
Group B: Ireland, Netherlands, UAE, Zimbabwe
The sides in each ‘Super 10’ group will play each other between 21st March and 1st April.
Group 1: England, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Group B Qualifier
Group 2: Australia, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Group A Qualifier
The semi-finals will be held on 3rd and 4th April with Mirpur hosting the final on 6th April
Bangladesh made a bold statement that they intend to play in the main part of the competition they are hosting by thrashing Afghanistan in the World Twenty20 opener.
The Tigers, who lost to today’s opponents in this month’s Asia Cup, Afghanistan’s first defeat of a full-member nation, are one of eight teams battling it out for two places in the tournament proper, which starts on Saturday.
And Mushfiqur Rahim’s side blew Afghanistan away in Mirpur, skittling them for 72 in 17.1 overs after winning the toss.
Mohammad Shahzad hold out to extra-cover from the game’s first delivery and, although Gulbadin Naib cleared long-on for a six in the next over, Bangladesh bowled 24 dot balls in the powerplay.
Shakib Al Hasan struck twice in two balls during the last over of restrictions, initially ousting Naib for 21, and Abdur Razzak also gained two scalps as Bangladesh continued to chip away.
Shakib wrapped up the innings for outstanding figures of 3-8 as extras was one of just four double-figure contributors for Afghanistan.
In the reply Tamim Iqbal being dropped on nine was not too costly when Samiullah Shenwari trapped him in front for 21.
However, Anamul Haque completed a nine-wicket win with eight overs unused via his third six, accompanied by four fours. He was unbeaten on 44 while Shakib had 10.
Shakib pointed towards his crotch and then towards the camera soon after his dismissal during the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Dhaka on Thursday
Dubai: Bangladesh’s premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will miss Saturday’s final one-dayer against Sri Lanka and the first two matches of the Asia Cup after being banned for making a lewd gesture on live television.
Shakib pointed towards his crotch and then towards the camera that was focused on him in the players’ balcony soon after his dismissal for 24 during the second one-dayer in Dhaka on Thursday.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), which conducted a disciplinary hearing on Friday, suspended the 26-year-old for three one-day internationals and fined him 300,000 Bangladesh taka ($3,860).
“Shakib has been penalised for breaching the BCB Code of Conduct,” the board said in a statement late Friday. “He admitted the offence and accepted responsibility for the act.
“Shakib was repentant for the incident and readily accepted that the behaviour was unbecoming of a player of his experience and stature. We also reminded him that his action was unacceptable,” the statement quoted BCB’s acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury as saying.
Sri Lanka have already taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, but Shakib’s absence from the first two Asia Cup matches against India and Afghanistan next week will be a bigger blow for the hosts.
Shakib, who has played 34 Tests, 131 one-dayers and 28 Twenty20 games, is the senior-most player in the current Bangladesh team and one of the top all-rounders in the modern game.
BANGLADESH all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been handed a three-match ban and a $4,000 fine for what the country’s cricket board has dubbed “unbecoming behaviour”.
Shakib attracted the ire of the Bangladesh Cricket Board by making an “inappropriate gesture on live television” during the second ODI in their series at home against Sri Lanka.
The 26-year-old, who played in the Big Bash League for the Adelaide Strikers, had just returned to his team’s rooms after being dismissed for 24.
Initially, the live broadcast showed a shot of Shakib sitting in the Bangladesh team’s viewing area.
As the commentators criticised how he got out while watching a replay, one saying he had “thrown his wicket away”, the broadcast cut back to the shot showing Shakib, who then gestured towards his groin and then at the camera.
The footage was also reportedly shown on the big screens around the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
“Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has been penalised for breaching the BCB Code of Conduct,” the board said in a statement.
“Shakib appeared at a disciplinary hearing of the BCB today and admitted the offence and accepted responsibility for the act.”
BCB’s acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said: “Shakib was repentant for the incident and readily accepted that the behavior was unbecoming of a player of his experience and stature.
“We also reminded him that his action was unacceptable.”
The penalty will see Shakib miss the final game in Bangladesh’s ODI series against India, as well as the team’s first two Asia Cup matches.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been banned for three matches by the BCB for “making an inappropriate gesture on live television” during the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Mirpur. He was also been fined BDT 300,000 ($3800).
Shakib was summoned to appear before a disciplinary committee before the final ODI against Sri Lanka. Three ODI ban meant that he will bow miss that final ODI as well as Bangladesh’s first two Asia Cup matches – against India and Afghanistan.
“Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has been penalised for breaching the BCB Code of Conduct,” the board said. “Shakib appeared at a disciplinary hearing of the BCB today and admitted the offence and accepted responsibility for the act.“
BCB’s acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said: “Shakib was repentant for the incident and readily accepted that the behavior was unbecoming of a player of his experience and stature. We also reminded him that his action was unacceptable.“
The hosts had already lost the ODI series against before the third ODI, but Shakib’s absence for the first two Asia Cup matches is a huge blow to Bangladesh team.