Taijul Islam Fined for Breaching ICC Code of Conduct
Taijul Islam was punished for violating the ICC Code of Conduct on the 3rd day of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka in Mirpur today (May 25). The left-arm spinner Taijul Islam has been fined 25 percent of the ICC match fee for breaching the Level 1 ICC Code of Conduct.
Taijul Islam has violated Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Player and Player Support Staff. Where it is said that in an international match, the ball cannot be thrown at any player in an unwanted or horrible way.
The incident happened in the 69th over of Sri Lanka’s innings. Fielding his own ball, Taijul Islam threw the ball towards Angelo Mathews who was on strike. Matthews was in the crease and not trying to score. The ball goes to Matthews’ gloves.
As a result of this incident, 1 demerit point has been added to the 25 percent fine of Taijul Islam’s match fee. This is the first time in 24 months that Taijul has broken the rules. Taijul Islam has admitted the allegations and accepted the punishment. As a result, no formal hearing was required.
Onfield umpires Joel Wilson and Sharfaddaula Ibn Shahid Saikat, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth umpire Gazi Sohail brought charges against Taijul Islam. Match referee Chris Broad punished the duo. The minimum penalty for violating a Level 1 Code of Conduct is a formal reprimand. The maximum penalty is 1 or 2 demerit points with a penalty of 50% of the match fee.