Bangladesh`s Shakib Al Hasan fined for showing dissent

Dubai: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was today fined 75 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side`s loss in the second One-day International against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo.

Shakib was fined after he pleaded guilty to a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during yesterday`s match.

Shakib was found to have breached Article 2.2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel which relates to "showing serious dissent at an umpire`s decision during an International Match".

According to a statement from the ICC, the all-rounder admitted his offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by ICC match referee Chris Broad today, and so there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge related to an incident in the 31st over of Bangladesh`s innings when Shakib, after being given out lbw off Prosper Utseya, expressed his displeasure by smashing his bat into his pad and in the process nearly hit Zimbabwe wicket-keeper Brendan Taylor, before leaving the crease.

Explaining his decision, Broad said: "This type of a reaction from a senior player and a former captain is unacceptable. When the umpire`s finger goes up, the batsman must leave the crease without showing his emotions regardless of what he thinks of the decision."

The charge had been laid by on-field umpires Owen Chirombe and Johan Cloete, third umpire Jeremiah Matibiri and fourth umpire Russell Tiffin.

All Level 2 breaches carry a penalty of between 50 per cent and 100 per cent of a player`s match fee and or up to two suspension points.