DHAKA: Batsman of the wicket keeper in Bangladesh Mushfiqur Rahim was 25 percent of its gaming fees for violating that BCB Code of Conduct during the Bangabandhu T20 Cup Eliminator 2020.
Mushfiqur, the captain Beximco Dhaka, had furiously made a threatening gesture to his teammate Nasum Ahmed on Monday after both cricketers chased the ball for a catch that was eventually taken over by the wicket keeper.
The wicket keeper’s batsman was found guilty of making an abusive gesture towards Ahmed during the Fortune Barishal game, which is a Level 1 (2.6) offense.
“In addition to the penalty imposed, a (01) fault point has been added to the player’s disciplinary record,” said the Bangladesh cricket board (BCB) said in an official statement.
“According to Article 7.5 of the Code, if Mushfiqur scores four (04) or more fault points in the tournament, the points will be converted into a game stoppage and he will be suspended. Four fault points equates to a ban on a (01)) match,” the statement continued .
Level 1 violations include a minimum penalty for an official warning and a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s gaming fees, plus one or two points of failure.
Mushfiqur accepted the sanction and, as such, no official hearing was required. He also apologized for his offensive remarks on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning.
“First of all, I would like to officially apologize to all of my fans and viewers for the incident that happened during the game yesterday,” said Mushfiqur.
“I already apologized to my teammate Nasum after the game. Second, I ask the Almighty for forgiveness. I always remember that I am above all human and the gesture I made was not at all acceptable”, he added.
Beximco Dhaka defeated Fortune Barishal with nine runs in the Eliminator.