Comilla Victorians captain Tamim Iqbal and wicket-keeper Liton Das have been fined 50% of their respective match fee for breaching Level 2 of the BCB’s Code of Conduct during their BPL 2017 game against Rangpur Riders at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Saturday.
Both players were found to have breached Article 2.2.5 of the Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision”.
Tamim and Liton were charged by on-field umpires Ranmore Martinesz and Mahfuzur Rahman, third umpire Morshed Ali Khan and fourth umpire Mozahiduzzaman for their animated show of disapproval at an umpiring decision in Rangpur’s innings after batsman Ravi Bopara had been adjudged not out to a caught behind appeal.
The players admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Salim Shahed and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
In addition to the fine imposed for the breach of Article 2.2.5, three demerit points have been added to Tamim and Liton’s disciplinary record. Pursuant to Article 7.5 of the Code, if a player reaches four or more demerit points in the tournament, the points will then be converted into suspension points. Four demerit points equate to a ban of one match.
Level 2 breaches carry a minimum penalty of a fine of 30% of the match fees and a maximum penalty of a suspension of one match and three or four demerit points.