Under-19 World Cup: Bangladesh Pacer Maruf Mridha Found Guilty of Breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Published By: Aditya Maheshwari

Last Updated: January 23, 2024, 21:19 IST

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Bangladesh U19 bowler, Maruf Mridha, has received a reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup match against India in Bloemfontein.

Mridha was found to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”

In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to Mridha’s disciplinary record, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period.

The incident occurred in the 44th over of India’s innings when, after dismissing the batter, Mridha pointed aggressively to the changing room twice, giving the batter a send-off.

Mridha admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Shaid Wadvalla of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Donovan Koch and Nigel Duguid, third umpire Allahudien Paleker and fourth umpire, Langton Rusere levelled the charge.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

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