Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain has received an official reprimand and one demerit point for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s second Twenty20 International against Afghanistan in Dehradun on Tuesday.Also Read - Ramiz Raja Puts His Weight Behind Afghanistan, Says Funding Will Continue To Support Players
Rubel was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”. Also Read - IPL 2022: 'Chapter closed', Says David Warner as SRH Release Him For Mega Auction
The incident happened in the 11th over of Afghanistan’s innings when Rubel showed dissent by slamming his hand downwards and shaking his head after the umpire had turned down his LBW appeal against Samiullah Shenwari. Also Read - IPL 2022 Retention: KL Rahul to Become Most Expensive Player in IPL History With Rs 20 Crore Salary? Watch Video to Find Out
After the match, Rubel admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Andy Pycroft and, as such, there was no need of any formal hearing.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Izatullah Safi and Bismillah Jan Shinwari, and third umpire Ahmed Shah Pakteen and fourth umpire Mehmood Kharotai.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan has created history by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match T20I series. This will be a big boost for Afghanistan ahead of their debut Test against India. Rashid Khan has been in riveting form picking two back to back Man of the Match awards for his 7 wickets in 2 T20I’s. With one more T20I still to go, Bangladesh will play for pride.