Bangladesh bowler Taijul Islam was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct on day three of the ongoing second Test match against Sri Lanka at Mirpur in Dhaka. He was also fined 25% of his match fees.
Spinner Taijul was found to have breached Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to throwing a ball at or near a player in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during an international match.
Apart from this, one demerit point has been added to Taijul’s disciplinary record, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period. Taijul admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
On-field umpires Joel Wilson and Sharfuddola, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth official Gazi Sohel levelled the charges.
The offensive incident happened in the 69th over of Sri Lanka’s innings on Wednesday, when Taijul, after fielding the ball on his follow-through, threw it in the direction of Angelo Mathews, hitting him, when the batter was inside the popping crease and not planning to take a run.
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.
Sri Lanka End Day Three On 282/5 Trailing By 83 Runs In Response To Bangladesh’s 365
Sri Lanka finished day three on 282/5 at stumps. Openers Oshada Fernando made 57 while captain Dimuth Karunaratne made 80 runs as the duo added 95 runs for the first wicket. Then Kusal Mendis (11) and Kasun Rajitha (0) got out early.
Dhananjaya de Silva (58) and veteran Angelo Mathews then added 102 runs for the 5th wicket before Dhananjaya was dismissed by Shakib Al Hasan. Angelo Mathews then finished the day on 58* with Dinesh Chandimal for company on 10 runs.
Shakib Al Hasan picked 3/59, while Ebadot Hossain took the other two wickets to fall.