International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal for breaching Code of Conduct in the first Test in Mirpur against Australia. A demerit point has also been added to his name. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ শৃঙ্খলা ভঙ্গে তামিমের জরিমানা]
Tamim played his 50th Test match in his career in the first Test against Aussies. He scored 71 and 78 runs in two innings. Bangladesh won the match by 20 runs which was their first victory against Australia in Tests.
However, the southpaw didn’t hear a pleasing news after the match. He was finrd 15 per cent of match fee and given 1 demerit point for breaching Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for the players and umpires.
Tamim engaged in a debate with the umpires when Australia captain Steve Smith and David Warner were changing their gloves on fourth day. He also engaged in sledging with Matthew Wade when he was dismissed by Shakib Al Hasan.
“Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day’s play in the Dhaka Test against Australia on Wednesday,” an ICC release said.
“Tamim was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.”
“In addition to the fine for his breach of Article 2.1.1, one demerit point has been added to Tamim’s disciplinary record. Since Tamim had come into the match with one demerit point against his name, he is now on two demerit points.”
Tamim has now two demerit points to his name. He was handed a demerit point after Bangladesh’s 100th Test in Colombo against Sri Lanka in March.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com