Comilla Victorians’ Pakistani recruit Hasan Ali and Dhaka Dynamite's captain Shakib Al Hasan were penalised on Tuesday for breaching the code of conduct set by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
The BCB found Ali and Shakib guilty of violating level one and level two of the BCB code of conduct respectively, during a BPL match at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Nov 20.
Ali was fined 25 per cent of the match fees after he was found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.7 of the BCB code of conduct for players and players support personnel, which relates to "using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his dismissal during a match".
Ali confessed to his misconduct and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Samiur Rahman. In addition to the fine, two demerit points have been added to Ali's disciplinary record.
Meanwhile, Shakib was fined 50 per cent of the match fee for his offensive reaction to an LBW appeal that was being turned down by the umpire. He was penalised under Article 2.2.4 of the BCB code of conduct.
The Article relates to "using language or gesture(s) that is seriously obscene, seriously offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player, player support personnel, umpire, match referee or any other third person during a match".
In addition to the fine, three demerit points have been added to Shakib’s disciplinary record.
Under Article 7.5 of the code, if a player reaches four or more demerit points in a tournament, the points will then be converted into suspension points. Four demerit points equate to a ban of one match.
A day earlier, Hasan Ali stunned his fans in Bangladesh as he took five wickets for just 20 runs in his first match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He took five wickets in 3.3 overs putting his side, the Comilla Victorians, in a commanding position against the Dhaka Dynamites.
The number one ranked One Day International (ODI) bowler became only the second after Bangladesh's Rubel Hossain to have bowled five batsmen out in a single Twenty20 game.