In the as of late closed Group B, Super 12 round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Sunday in Sharjah, Sri Lankan bowler Lahiru Kumara and Bangladeshi hitter Liton Das Kumar were both fined for breaking level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
Pacer Lahiru Kumara was seen as blameworthy of breaking Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which identifies with-
“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.”
Liton Das was seen as liable of penetrating Article 2.20 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which identifies with-
“Conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game’.
The scenario happened in the fifth over after the wicket of hitter Liton Kumar Das in the Bangladesh innings. After he took wicket of the player Das, Lahiru Kumara strolled towards him utilising activities and words which incited a forceful response from the hitter. Having been incited by the bowler Kumara, Das responded forcefully and in a way which was in opposition to the soul of cricket.
Kumara was fined 25% of his match expenses and got 1 fault point, while Das was fined 15% of his match charge and got 1 negative mark point. In the meantime, Sri Lanka won the experience as they pursued the 172-run focus with seven balls to spare.
Javagal Srinath of the Emirates International Cricket Council Elite Panel of Match Referees forced the authorisations, which were approved by the ICC Cricket Operations division according to the COVID-19 interval playing guidelines. Kumara and Das both confessed to the offences and acknowledged the proposed sanctions, so there was no requirement for a proper hearing.
The charges were evened out by on-field umpires Joel Wilson and Adrian Holdstock, third umpire Michael Gough and fourth umpire Rod Tucker.
Level 1 breaks convey a base punishment of an authority censure, a maximum punishment of a fine of 50% of a player’s match charge, and a couple of negative mark points.