Hasan Ali fined match fees by ICC for using inappropriate language

Hasan Ali

Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali has been reprimanded for breaching the Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

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During the 1st T20I match between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Dhaka, Hasan Ali has been found breaching the Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which 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.”

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This is Hasan’s first offence in a 24-month period. Therefore, one demerit point has been added in his disciplinary record profile.

The incident took place in the 17th over during Bangladesh’s innings. In the final ball of the over, Hasan Ali dismissed Nural Hasan. Hasan Ali gave an inappropriate response when Nural was making his walk after being caught behind.

Bangladesh team has also been fined 20% of the match fees for maintaining a slow over rate. They were found one over short of the target after time allowance were taken into consideration.

According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

Hasan Ali and Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah admitted the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by Neeyamur Rashid of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department as per the COVID-19 interim playing regulations. No formal hearings took place.

The On-field umpires Sharfudoulla Ibne Shahid and Masudur Rahman, third umpire Gazi Sohel and fourth official Tanvir Ahmed. 

Usually, Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand. The maximum penalty if 50% of the player’s match fees and one or two demerit points.

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