Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first T20I against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday. Pakistan won against Bangladesh by four wickets in the first T20I match in Dhaka on Friday.
Hasan Ali breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct
Bangladesh’s inexperienced top-order collapsed inside five overs, but their lower-middle order comprising Nurul Hasan (28) and Mahendi Hasan (30*) pushed the team’s score to 127/7.
In the 17th over of Bangladesh innings, Hasan bowled a wide delivery to induce a thick edge of Nurul’s bat.
After the dismissal, Hasan gestured the Bangladesh batter to go back to the pavilion and somehow, it did not go well with him.
Hasan was found to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.
In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Hasan, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period.
Bangladesh cricket team fined 20% match fees for slow over-rate
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh team have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate in the match as they were ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.
Hasan and Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah admitted the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by Neeyamur Rashid of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department as per the COVID-19 interim playing regulations. Accordingly, there was no need for formal hearings.
Hasan was recently under criticism by fans on social media following Pakistan’s exit in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 semi-final to Australia. He dropped the important catch of Matthew Wade before the batter smashed three consecutive sixes to Shaheen Afridi to wrap the game.