Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal has been fined 15 percent of the match fees for using lewd language during the third ODI of the World Cup Super League series played against Sri Lanka in Dhaka.
With this fine, Tamim’s discipline record has added a demerit mark. When a player achieves four or more demerit points within 24 months, he faces suspension.
The incident occurred in the 10th over of Bangladesh’s innings on Friday, when Tamim used inappropriate language after an unsuccessful review of the catch behind his wicket. Tamim has apologized for his mistake and hence no formal action is required against him now.
On-field umpires Sharafuddaula Ibne Shahid and Tanveer Ahmed, television umpire Ghazi Sohail and fourth official Masoodur Rahman made allegations against Tamim. The minimum penalty for such violations falling under level one is official reprimand while the maximum penalty includes a maximum penalty of 50 percent of the match fees and one or two demerit points.