ICC U-19 World Cup: 3 Bangladesh, 2 Indian Players charged for misconduct in ill-tempered
ICC has charged 3 Bangladesh and 2 Indian players for misconduct after U19 World Cup final. Three Bangladeshi players; Md Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan and two Indian players; Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi indulged themselves in a scuffle on the field after Bangladesh won U19 World Cup final in South Africa.
“Five players have been found guilty of a Level 3 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Support Personnel (they) were charged with violating Article 2.21 of the code, whilst Bishnoi received a further charge of breaching Article 2.5,” the ICC said in a statement.
The article 2.21 of the ICC code relates to conduct that brings the game into a disgrace. It covers public acts of misconduct, unruly public behavior and inappropriate comments which are hurtful to the interests of the game.
“All five players have accepted the sanctions proposed by ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Match Referee Graeme Labrooy,” it added.
From the Bangladesh squad, Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan were handed 6 demerit points each their Level 3 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct while from India, Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi were slapped with 5 demerit points.
Ravi Bishnoi, the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, was slapped with a further two demerit points for using “language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction.
Bangladesh chased down a target of 170 to win from 46 overs after India were bowled out for 177.