DHAKA: Bangladesh goalkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was fined 25 percent of his match fees for violating the BCB Code of Conduct during the Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020 Eliminator.
Mushfiqur, who captains Beximco Dako, angrily made a threatening gesture to teammate Nasum Ahmed on Monday after both cricketers chased the ball for a catch, which was eventually taken by the goalkeeper.
The goalkeeper batsman was found guilty of showing an insulting gesture to Ahmed during the match against Fortune Barishal, which constitutes a Level 1 Offense (2.6).
“In addition to the sanction imposed, one (01) invalid point was added to the player’s disciplinary history,” the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said in an official statement.
“According to Article 7.5 of the Code, if Mushfiqur achieves four (04) or more merit points in the tournament, the points will then be transformed into a match suspension and he will be banned. Four merit points equals a ban of one (01) match,” the statement further read.
Level 1 breaks carry a minimum penalty of an official warning and a maximum penalty of a fine of 50 percent of a player’s match fees and one or two invalid points.
Mushfiqur accepted the sanction and as such no official hearing was required. He also apologized for his insulting remarks on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning.
“First of all officially I would like to apologize to all my fans and spectators about the event that took place yesterday during the match,” Mushfiqur said.
“I have already apologized after the game to my teammate Nasum. Secondly, I am seeking forgiveness from Almighty. I always remember that I am a human being above all else and the gesture I showed was not at all acceptable,” he added.
Beximco Dhaka defeated Fortune Barishal by nine runs in the eliminator.