Pakistan's Hasan Ali fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
- Hasan Ali is a star pacer of the Pakistani cricket team
- He has been found guilty of breaching ICC code of conduct
- Bangladesh was also fined for maintaining a slow over rate
Pakistan cricket team’s star pacer Hasan Ali has been punished for breaching Level 1 the ICC Code of Conduct while featuring in his side’s first T20 International against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday. The player was found guilty of being in violation of Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel.
Article 2.5 of ICC’s Code of Conduct 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."
A demerit point has been added to Hasan Ali’s disciplinary record for an inappropriate send off of Bangladeshi batter Narul Hasan. The batter was caught behind in the 17th over of the home side’s innings when the incident occurred. It was Hasan Ali’s first offence in the last 24 months.
Bangladesh cricket team did not escape unscathed either as the side had to bear the grunt of losing 20 percent of the match fees for maintaining a slow over rate in the match. Mahmudullah’s side were ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
Neither of Hasan Ali or Bangladesh’s skpper Mahmudullah objected to the offences and accepted the sanctions imposed on them by Neeyamur Rashid.
Rashid is an official of the ICC International Panel of Match Referees and has been ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations Department as per the coronavirus interim playing regulations. A formal hearing was not required for either of the instances.
The charges were levelled by on field umpires Sharfudoulla Ibne Shahid and Masudur Rahman, third umpire Gazi Sohel and fourth official Tanvir Ahmed.
Since Hasan Ali’s breached the Level 1 of the Code of Conduct he could have received a minimum penalty of an official reprimand or a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of the player’s match fee and one or two demerit points.