Bangladesh fast bowler, Rubel Hossain has received an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third One-day International (ODI) against Windies on July 28 (Saturday).

Meanwhile, the visitors won the series-decider by 18 runs in St Kitts to take the series by 2-1. Bangladesh rode on Tamim Iqbal’s swashbuckling hundred to post 301 runs on the board. In reply, host Windies fell 18 runs short to lose the game and subsequently the series.

Rubel breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”.

In addition to it, Rubel also got one demerit point to add on to his previous one. He now has two demerit points after he had received one demerit point for showing dissent during the second Twenty20 International against Afghanistan in Dehradun in last month. As such, he now has two demerit points against his name.

Rubel Hossain, Tri-Series, Nidahas Trophy 2018, Dinesh Karthik, Team India, Bangladesh
Rubel Hossain used foul words during the 3rd ODI. Credit: AFP

The incident happened in the 28th over of the Windies’ run-chase at St Kitts.  Rubel used an inappropriate word, recorded on the stump mic after Shimron Hetmyer edged him for a boundary.

After the end of the match, Rubel admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad. However, there was no need for a formal hearing owing to the ICC Code of Conduct.

On Rubel Hossain, the charge was levelled by on-field umpires S. Ravi, and Joel Wilson, third umpire Richard Illingworth Nigel Duguid, Marais Erasmus and fourth umpire Nick Cook.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.