The recently concluded Nidahas Trophy saw some unpleasant scenes in the must-win clash between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The must-win match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh descended into chaos following an umpire’s decision. However, as per reports Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan broke the dressing room door post his team’s win.
The drama unfolded in the last over when Mustafizur Rahman got out. Post the dismissal, a couple of Bangladesh substitutes got into a verbal fight with Thisara Perera. Apparently, the square leg umpire stretched his arm to signal a no-ball, but eventually, they deemed it as a legal delivery once Mustafizur got run out.
This raised temper in the Bangladesh dressing room and thus, Shakib was aghast owing to the decision before asking his batsmen to walk back to the dressing room.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday fined both Shakib and Nurul 25 percent of their match fee. They also got one demerit point each for their part in the brawl. However, Bangladesh went on to clinch the game with Mahmudullah Riyad winning it with a six off the penultimate delivery of the game.
Shakib broke the door: Reports
Meanwhile, things didn’t stop here. Certain players clashed instead of the customary and traditional handshakes thus undermining the spirit of the gentleman’s game. With tempers flaming, Bangladesh players broke the glass door of the dressing room.
However, CCTV footage remained inconclusive as to who caused the damage. But reports in Sri Lanka suggest Match Referee Chris Broad spoke to the caterers in the dressing room to find out the guilty person. The caterers have reportedly informed Broad that Shakib was behind the destruction. As per eyewitness account, also relayed to Broad, the Bangladeshi captain had forcefully pushed the door causing the damage.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Cricket Board in a statement has accepted that their behaviour was not acceptable.
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