Abu Hider penalized for using ‘gross language’

International Cricket Council has fined Bangladesh pacer Abu Hider Rony 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s second T20I against the West Indies at Lauderhill on Saturday.

It is reported that Abu Hider has been accused of using inappropriate language and punished to breach Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support that relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”.

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The 22 year old fast bowler also earned one demerit point in his record.

The incident took place in fourteenth over of the West Indie’s innings when Rovman Powell hit him for a maximum.

He (Abu Hider) had been warned by the infield umpire previously for the similar action.

Abu Hider admitted the offence at the end of the match and expressed acceptance for the penalty given by one of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match referees Chris Broad removing any need for formal hearing.

On-field umpires Leslie Reifer and Joel Wilson along with third umpire Gregory Brathwaite and fourth umpire Nigel Duguid filed the charges against Rony previously after the completion of the match.

It can be noted that a Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

Bangladesh earned a 12 run victory against West Indies in the second match at Lauderhill, Florida and squared the three match series 1-1.

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