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Bangladesh left-arm pacer Abu Hider has been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was found guilty of using inappropriate language during the second T20I against West Indies at Lauderhill on Saturday.

The 22-year-old admitted to the offence and was thus fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match.”

The offense occurred during 14th over of West Indies’ chase when Rovman Powell Hider for a six and the bowler “ignored an earlier warning by the on-field umpires by again using inappropriate language,” the ICC said in a release.

Apart from the fine, Hider has also received a demerit point.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Leslie Reifer and Joel Wilson, third umpire Gregory Brathwaite, as well as fourth umpire Nigel Duguid. Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

Bangladesh defeated West Indies by 12 runs in the 2nd T20I to draw level at 1-1 in the three-match series. The third and final match is on Sunday (Monday morning in India).