India Women’s Team Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur Suspended

India Women's Team Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur Suspended
India Women's Team Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur Suspended

Bhubaneswar: July 25: Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the India women’s team, was found guilty of two separate violations of the ICC Code of Conduct and has been suspended for the next two international games.

The incidents happened on Saturday in Dhaka during the third game of the ICC Women’s Championship series against Bangladesh.

The first incident happened specifically when Kaur hit the wickets with her bat in a fit of rage after being dismissed for being caught at slip by spinner Nahida Akter in the 34th over of India’s batting.

For the Level 2 offence, Kaur was fined 50% of her match fee and given three demerit points on her disciplinary record.

She was found guilty of violating “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision” under article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

In addition, Kaur was fined 25% of her match fee for a Level 1 offence of “public criticism in relation to an incident occurring in an international match” when she openly criticised the match’s umpiring during the presentation ceremony.

The Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees member Akhtar Ahmed proposed sanctions, and the Indian captain voluntarily accepted them. There was no need for a formal hearing as a result, and the penalties were applied right away.

Source: ICC Website

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