Mahmudullah fined for hitting picket fence

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Feb 18,2019 | Updated: 23:15, Feb 17,2019

 
 

New Zealand’s keeper Tom Latham (R) celebrates taking the catch of Bangladesh Mahmudullah (L) during their second ODI match in Christchurch on Saturday.— AFP photo

The International Cricket Council on Sunday fined Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah 10 per cent of his match fee for striking the picket fence with his bat during the second one-day international match against New Zealand at Christchurch.
Mahmudullah committed the offence while returning to the dug-out after being given out in the second ODI on Friday and the offence was reported by the umpires.
Mahmudullah pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the sanctions given by match referee Steve Bernard.
In addition to the fine, one demerit point has been added to Mahmudullah’s record, meaning if he repeats a similar offence in the next 24 months, he could face a ban for one Test or two ODIs or two Twenty20 internationals.
Kiwi pacer Trent Boult also was fined 15 per cent of his match fee in the same match for using obscene words twice while bowling.

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