Bangladesh showed wild celebrations on dismissal of Jos Buttler    Getty Images
Bangladesh showed wild celebrations on dismissal of Jos Buttler Getty Images

Bangladesh might have won the second One-Day International (ODI) against England by margin 34 runs, but it was not a day for both the teams to remember. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza and batsman Sabbir Rahman have been fined 20 percent of their match fees while England skipper Jos Buttler has also been officially reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct after their wrong actions during the second ODI in Mirpur on Sunday. While this might be the first time for both the captains, Rahman as been sanctioned for the second time since the introduction of the revised Code, where he was given two demerit points for breaching Article 2.1.4 in the series against Afghanistan on September 26. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs England, 2nd ODI at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka

Both the Bangladesh players were found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match , while Buttler was guilty of violating Article 2.1.4, which deals with using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match , as mentioned in the press release of ICC.

One demerit point has been added to the disciplinary records of the three players. This is a danger call for the players if the players collect four or more demerit points withing a span of two years, they might be converted into two suspension points which is equal to a ban for their next match or matches, which could be any maybe a Test or two ODIs or two T20Is. The demerit points came in when the Mortaza and Rahman had wild celebrations to Buttler s dismissal that offended the visitors skipper and ended up with clash between these players. ALSO READ: BAN vs ENG, 2nd ODI: Jos Buttler regrets his furious reaction

This incident was closely observed by the ICC Match Referees, Javagal Srinath and as such there a formal hearing was not required. Speaking on the decision, Srinath said, The Bangladesh players overstepped in their celebration of Jos Buttler s wicket, which prompted an inappropriate reaction from the dismissed batsman and required the on-field umpires intervention. We all want to see high intensity on the field of play, but only as long as it is not provoking or antagonising or disrespecting the opponent.