Bangladesh's all-rounder, Nasir Hossain    Getty Images
Bangladesh’s all-rounder, Nasir Hossain Getty Images

All-rounder Nasir Hossain has been warned by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for breaching the code of conduct in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2017. Hossain, who is leading Sylhet Sixers, came 6 minutes late for the toss which irked BCB. In addition, team manager Hasibul Hossain has also been taken into account for failing to hand over the team sheet on time. BPL authorities took steps after the conclusion of the match at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet on November 4.

Crux of the matter

“Nasir and Hasibul were charged by on-field umpires Masudur Rahman Mukul and Riaz Uddin, third umpire Tanvir Ahmed and fourth umpire Aktaruzzaman for delaying the toss by six (06) minutes and for the failure to submit the team sheet properly.

In addition to the sanction imposed for the breach of Article 2.1.1, one (1) demerit point has been added to their disciplinary record. Pursuant to Article 7.5 of the Code, if an offending person reaches four (04) or more demerit points in the tournament, the points will then be converted into suspension points. Four (04) demerit points equate to a ban of one (01) match,” BCB stated in a press release

Both Nasir and Hossain admitted to the offence, resulting in no formal hearing.