25 Oct 2021, 17:21

Kumara, Liton fined for on-field row in T20 World Cup

   DUBAI, Oct 25, 2021 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka's Lahiru Kumara and Liton Das of
Bangladesh have been fined for an angry exchange in the emotionally charged
match between the two Asian nations at the Twenty20 World Cup.

  Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by five wickets in Abu Dhabi on Sunday after
they chased down a victory target of 172 with seven balls to spare.

  Kumara dismissed Liton for 16 sparking the heated exchange.

  "After he dismissed the batter Das, Lahiru Kumara walked towards him using
actions and words which provoked an aggressive reaction from the batter," the
International Cricket Council said in a release.

  "Having been provoked by the bowler Kumara, Das reacted aggressively and in
a manner which was contrary to the spirit of cricket."

  ICC said Kumara was fined 25 per cent of his match fee and received one
demerit point.

  Liton was fined 15 per cent of his match fee and received one demerit point
as well.

  Both teams are in the same Super 12 stage group as England, Australia,
holders West Indies and South Africa.

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