ICC penalizes Rashid Khan for 'dangerous' behaviour towards Afghanistan teammate in T20 World Cup

ICC penalizes Rashid Khan for 'dangerous' behaviour towards Afghanistan teammate in T20 World Cup


ICC penalizes Rashid Khan for dangerous behaviour towards Afghanistan teammate in T20 World Cup

Rashid Khan hurled his bat in frustration at Karim Janat during Afghanistan's T20 World Cup match.© Twitter




Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan has been officially reprimanded by the ICC after he threw his bat on the ground in frustration after teammate Karim Janat refused to let him take a run during their T20 World Cup Super 8 match against Bangladesh. The incident happened in the final over of Afghanistan's innings when Rashid lost his temper after Janat refused to let him take a second run off a shot played by his captain.

“Rashid was found to have breached Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment) in an improper and/or dangerous manner at or near a player during an International Match,” the ICC said in a release.

“In addition, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Rashid, for whom this was the first offence in a 24-month period.”

Rashid admitted his offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Nitin Menon and Langton Rusere, third umpire Adrian Holdstock and fourth umpire Ahsan Raza levelled the charges.

The minimum penalty for a Level 1 breach is an official reprimand, the maximum penalty is 50 percent of the player's match fee and one or two demerit points.

Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by eight runs (Duckworth-Lewis method) in a rain-affected match to enter the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, their first semi-final in any ICC event.

Afghanistan's first semi-final will be against South Africa in Tarouba, Trinidad.

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