Tamim Iqbal is two demerit points away from a suspension © AFP
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been given an official reprimand and one demerit point for breaching the ICC’s Code of Conduct on day four of the Mirpur Test against Australia. Tamim was penalised for “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”, according to an ICC release. Tamim admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Jeff Crowe, meaning there was no need for a formal hearing.
Tamim was sanctioned for two particular violations on Wednesday, beginning in the first session of the day when, according to the ICC release, he “debated continuously with the umpires while the Australian batsmen were changing their gloves regularly. Shortly thereafter, he approached Matthew Wade and gestured towards him to leave the field upon his dismissal”.
Since Tamim already had one demerit point to his name, received during the second Test against Sri Lanka on March 16 this year, he is now two demerit points away from a ban. Should he accumulate two more demerit points within 24 months of his March offence, he will face a ban of one Test, two ODIs or two T20Is, whichever comes first.
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Source: ESPN Crickinfo