Incident During Bangladesh’s Second World Cup Match
The Bangladesh cricket team faced a penalty for a slow over rate during their second match in the Cricket World Cup against England. The match took place in Dharamsala on October 10, 2023.
Shortfall in Target Overs Leads to Sanctions
Under the leadership of Shakib Al Hasan, the team was found to be one over short of the target, even after taking time allowances into account. The Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, led by Javagal Srinath, imposed the sanctions.
ICC Code of Conduct and Over-Rate Offences
According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which pertains to minimum over-rate offences, players are penalized five percent of their match fees for each over their team fails to bowl within the designated time.
Shakib Al Hasan Accepts Sanction Without Formal Hearing
Shakib Al Hasan accepted the offence and the proposed sanction, eliminating the need for a formal hearing. The charge was leveled by on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Paul Wilson, third umpire Adrian Holdstock, and fourth umpire Kumar Dharmasena.
Outcome of the Match and Upcoming Games
Bangladesh suffered a defeat in their second Cricket World Cup match against England in Dharamsala, losing by a significant margin of 137 runs. The team is set to face New Zealand in their next match, which will be held in Chennai.