DHAKA: Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was fined 25 percent of his match fees for violating the BCB Code of Conduct during Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020 Eliminator.
Mushfiqur, who is the captain Beximco Dhaka, had angrily made a threatening gesture towards teammate Nasum Ahmed on Monday after both cricketers had chased the ball for a hold that was eventually taken by the wicket-keeper.
The wicket-keeper’s batsman was found guilty of showing an offensive gesture towards Ahmed during the match against Fortune Barishal, which constitutes a level 1 offense (2.6).
“In addition to the imposed penalty, one (01) demerit point has been added to the player’s disciplinary record”, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said in an official statement.
“Under Article 7.5 of the Code, if Mushfiqur reaches four (04) or more demerit points in the tournament, the points will then be converted into a game suspension and he will be disqualified. Four demerit points equals a one (01 ) match, “the statement further reads.
Level 1 infractions carry a minimum penalty of an official warning and a maximum penalty of a fine of 50 percent of a player’s match odds and one or two demerit points.
Mushfiqur accepted the sanction and as such no official hearing was requested. He also apologized for his offensive remarks on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning.
“First of all officially I would like to apologize to all my fans and spectators for the incident that happened during the game yesterday,” Mushfiqur said.
“I already apologized after the game to my teammate Nasum. Secondly, I ask the Almighty for forgiveness. I always remember that I am above all a human being and the gesture I showed was not acceptable at all,” he added.
Beximco Dhaka defeated Fortune Barishal by nine points in the Eliminator.