India Captain Harmanpreet Kaur Suspended For 2 Games After Umpiring Outbursts In Bangladesh
After her outbursts in the third ODI against Bangladesh in Dhaka, the International Cricket Council suspended India captain Harmanpreet Kaur for two games. She will sit out at least one Test match or two One-Day Internationals for India.
For the Level 2 infraction, Kaur was assessed a punishment of 50% of her match fee and given three disciplinary points.
The ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel states, “She was found guilty of infringing article 2.8, related to “showing dissatisfaction at an umpire’s decision.”
“During the presentation ceremony, Kaur openly criticized the umpiring. Therefore, the ICC penalized 25 percent of her match money for a Level 1 infringement related to “public criticism about an incident occurring in an international match.”
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After being dismissed, the 34-year-old battered the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium’s stumps with her bat, openly criticizing the on-field umpires for their choices in a tied game.
During her tirade against the match officials, Harmanpreet used the word “pathetic” to describe the rulings made by them during the awards ceremony.
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During the photo session with the shared drew series trophy, she rudely commented to Bangladesh captain Nigar Sultana and her colleagues and demanded the umpires be called.
Bangladesh-W captain & her team left the photo session after Indian-W captain Harmanpreet Kaur told them,
-“Why you are only here? You haven’t tied the match. The umpires did it for you. Call them up! We better have photo with them as well.”
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After admitting the violations, Harmanpreet accepted the sanctions proposed by Akhtar Ahmed, an Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees member.