Bangladesh’s Towhid Hridoy Fined for Violating ICC Code of Conduct

Towhid Hridoy's Shocking ICC Code Violation: Fined!

Bangladesh’s Towhid Hridoy Fined for Violating ICC Code of Conduct

Bangladesh cricketer Towhid Hridoy has been penalized with a fine amounting to 15% of his match fee. This action comes in response to his violation of Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third T20I against Sri Lanka in Sylhet this past Saturday.

The player was found guilty of infringing Article 2.20 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. This article pertains to exhibiting behavior that is deemed contrary to the spirit of the game.

Alongside the fine, Towhid’s disciplinary record has been marked with one demerit point. This is his first offence recorded within a 24-month period.

The incident in question transpired during the fourth over of Bangladesh’s innings. After being dismissed, Towhid reacted inappropriately and aggressively towards the Sri Lankan players while returning to the pavilion.

Towhid acknowledged his misconduct and agreed to the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft, a member of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees. As a result, there was no requirement for a formal hearing.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Sharfuddoula Saikat and Tanvir Ahmed, third umpire Gazi Sohel, and fourth umpire Masudur Rahman.

It is worth noting that Level 1 breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct can result in penalties ranging from an official reprimand to a maximum of 50% of a player’s match fee, along with one or two demerit points.