INDIAN captain Harmanpreet Kaur is likely to be fined 75 per cent of her match fee and will be receiving three demerits points. However, the trouble doesn’t end here for the star cricketer, if she receives one more demerit point in a span of 24 months, she will be banned from a Test match or two limited-over matches.
This happened after Harmanpreet Kaur’s furious reaction against the umpires and the Bangladesh team sparked a massive controversy.
In anger, she hit the stumps with her bat and exchanged a few angry words with the umpire before walking towards the pavilion. On the way, she showed a thumbs up to the crowd when she reached the boundary ropes.
Under the ICC Code of Conduct, Article 2.2 covers “Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an International Match,” which makes specific reference to “any action(s) outside the course of normal cricket actions, such as hitting or kicking the wickets.”
Harmanpreet Kaur Expresses Disappointment With ‘Pathetic’ Umpiring
After the ODI series decider between India and Bangladesh ended in a thrilling tie at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur came down heavily on umpiring in the match, calling it “pathetic” while adding that she was “really disappointed” with some decisions.
“They (Bangladesh) batted really well, batted according to the situation. They were taking those singles which were very important. In between we leaked a few runs but when we were batting, we controlled the game very well. But as I mentioned earlier, some pathetic umpiring was done and we are really disappointed about some decisions given by the umpires,” said Harmanpreet in the post-match presentation ceremony.
Harmanpreet went on to add that the Indian team will be better prepared to deal with the umpires’ questionable decision-making whenever they are in Bangladesh next time.
“I think a lot of learning for us from the game. Even apart from the cricket, the kind of umpiring that was happening we were very surprised. The next time when we come to Bangladesh we will make sure we have to deal with this type of umpiring and prepare ourselves accordingly.”
(with IANS inputs)