BAN vs SL: Bangladesh Skipper Tamim Iqbal Fined 15 Percent Match Fee For Use Of “Audible Obscenity”


Tamim Iqbal used inappropriate language after an unsuccessful review in the third ODI vs Sri Lanka.© AFP

Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct throughout the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. According to commentary from ICC, Tamim was once found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Make stronger Personnel, which relates to the “use of an audible obscenity throughout an international match.”

“Along with this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Tamim, for whom it was once the first offence in a 24-month period,” the commentary added.

The incident occurred in the 10th over of Bangladesh’s innings on Friday, when Tamim used inappropriate language after an unsuccessful review of his caught-behind dismissal.

The Bangladesh skipper admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by ICC Match Referee Neeyamur Rashid and there was once no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid and Tanvir Ahmed, third umpire Gazi Sohel and fourth official Masudur Rahman levelled the charge.

According to ICC, 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.


In the third ODI, Kusal Perera smashed a brilliant ton before Dushmantha Chameera registered career-best figures to help Sri Lanka win the match against Bangladesh on Friday.

Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 97 runs in the deceased rubber to claim their first World Cup Super League points. But the hosts took the ODI series 2-1 despite losing on the night.

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