Bangladesh’s Towhid Hridoy Penalized for Breaching ICC Code of Conduct

ICC Slaps Penalty on Towhid Hridoy: Code of Conduct Breach!

Bangladesh’s Towhid Hridoy Penalized for Breaching ICC Code of Conduct

In the third T20I against Sri Lanka in Sylhet, Bangladesh’s Towhid Hridoy was found guilty of breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct. The incident occurred during the fourth over of the Bangladesh innings when Hridoy, after being dismissed, reacted aggressively and inappropriately towards the Sri Lankan players.

Nuwan Thushara’s exceptional bowling performance (5/20) led Sri Lanka to a 28-run victory in the third T20I, securing the three-game T20I series 2-1 in their favor. Thushara achieved a hat-trick in the game, with Hridoy being his second wicket in this remarkable feat.

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Hridoy’s conduct was found to be in violation of Article 2.20 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which pertains to displaying conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game. As a result, he was fined 15 per cent of his match fees.

Furthermore, a demerit point has been added to Hridoy’s disciplinary record. This marks his first offence within a 24-month period.

The charges were initiated by on-field umpires Sharfuddoula Saikat and Tanvir Ahmed, third umpire Gazi Sohel, and fourth umpire Masudur Rahman.

The penalty was proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees. Hridoy accepted the sanction, eliminating the need for a formal hearing.

Level 1 breaches entail a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and the addition of one or two demerit points.