Nurul Hasan in an altercation with Thisara Perera (r) © AFP
Nurul Hasan in an altercation with Thisara Perera (r) © AFP

After last evening’s on field drama during Sri Lanka-Bangladesh, 6th T20I during Nidahas Trophy 2018, Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan have been handed fine by International Cricket Council (ICC). Both players were found guilty of breaching level 1 of ICC’s code of conduct, which calls for  25 per cent fine and one demerit point each. Bangladesh went to win the match against Sri Lanka by 2 wickets, and thus fix final’s clash with India on Sunday.

According to ICC press release, Shakib was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. The rule states, “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”, while Nurul was found guilty of violating Article 2.1.2, which deals with “conduct that brings the game into disrepute”. Nurul, who was the 12th man was fined after he got in an verbal altercation with Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera during the 19th over.

Match referee Chris Broad, said:  “Friday’s incidents were disappointing as you don’t want to see such player behavior during any level of cricket. I understand that it was a tense and an edge-of-the-seat match with place in the final on the line, but the actions of the two players were unacceptable and cannot be condoned as they clearly went overboard. Had the fourth umpire not stopped Shakib and the fielders remonstrating, and then the on-field umpires not intervened between Nurul and Thisara, things could have become worse.”

Both players have accepted their punishment without any argument.