Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal has been fined 15% of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the third ODI of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League series against Sri Lanka in Dhaka.
Tamim was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to the "use of an audible obscenity during an International Match," the global governing body for cricket said Saturday.For the same reason, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Tamim for whom it was the first offence in 24 months.
The incident occurred in the 10th over of Bangladesh's innings Friday when Tamim used inappropriate language after an unsuccessful review of his caught-behind dismissal.
The Bangladesh ODI captain admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by ICC Match Referee Neeyamur Rashid.
On-field umpires Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid and Tanvir Ahmed, third umpire Gazi Sohel and fourth official Masudur Rahman levelled the charge.
Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50% of a player's match fee, and one or two demerit points.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh lost the last match of the three-match series against Sri Lanka by 97 runs. However, the hosts have won the series 2-1. It was Bangladesh's first ODI series win over the Lankan Lions.Bangladesh will play the next series in Zimbabwe against the hosts. The series contains one Test, three ODIs and as many as T20s.