19 Jun 2024, 18:55

Tanzim Sakib fined for his misbehavior in Nepal game 

DHAKA, June 19, 2024 (BSS) - Bangladesh pace bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib was fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching ICC Code of Conduct during their T20 World Cup 2024 Group D match against Nepal at the Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday.

Tanzim was found to have breached the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator during an International Match." The offence is considered as Level 1 breaches. 

In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to Tanzim's disciplinary record, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period.

The incident occurred at the end of the third over of Nepal's innings, when Tanzim, after bowling a delivery, walked towards Nepal batter Rohit Paudel in an aggressive manner and made inappropriate physical contact.

Tanzim admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Sam Nogajski, third umpire Jayaraman Madanagopal and fourth umpire Kumar Dharmasena levelled the charge.

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.