Pakistan speedster Hasan Ali has yet again made it to the headlines for all the wrong reasons on Friday. During the inaugural Twnety20 International (T20I) match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, was caught on camera while indulged in an awful send-off against Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batter Nurul Hasan.
The 27-year-old gave a ‘disrespectful’ send-off to Hasan after claiming his wicket at the Shere Bangla Stadium. The incident took place on the fifth ball of the 17th over where the Pakistani wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan completed a regulation catch.
Here’s the full video of the Hasan Ali-Nurul Hasan face-off in 1st T20I:
Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) officials have taken note of this ‘unlawful’ act by Ali against the Bangladeshi batter. He has been found to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which states: “Using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”
“In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Hasan, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period,” the ICC said in a statement.
Bangladesh players fined for slow over-rate
The Mahmudullah-led side had a forgettable outing as they not just lost the game in a one-sided affair, but the players were also fined for maintaining a slow over-rate. The hosts have been slammed with a fine of 20% of their match fee for this offence. Notably, the hosting team’s skipper has confessed to the offences and accepted the sanctions.
“Under Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences. Players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,” the ICC said.
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