|Player:||Mushfiqur Rahim, SJ Davis, IJ Gould, BG Jerling, M Erasmus, AG Hurst|
|Event:||Bangladesh in South Africa 2008/09|
DateLine: 21st November 2008
Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim has been officially reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Test against South Africa at Bloemfontein.
Mushfiqur was found guilty of showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by Alan Hurst of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees at a hearing that took place after play concluded in Bloemfontein on Thursday.
The 20-year-old was found to have breached Level 1.3 of the code which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision”.
“Mushfiqur left the crease immediately but he was looking at and touching the edge of the bat as he left. That is inappropriate and clearly unacceptable after an lbw decision,” said Mr Hurst.
“The player has apologised for his actions and said he sincerely regretted this misdemeanor. This apology and his previous good record were taken into consideration,” he added.
All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of a fine equivalent to 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.
The charge was brought by umpires Steve Davis of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Ian Gould, Marais Erasmus and Brian Jerling of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires.
Mr Hurst reached his decision after a hearing attended by the player, umpires, Bangladesh manager Mohammad ul Huque and coach Jamie Siddons. For Level 1 breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct the match referee’s decision is final and binding.