Rubel rebuked by the ICC for inappropriate word

Staff Correspondent | Published: 15:49, Jul 29,2018 | Updated: 15:51, Jul 29,2018


Rubel Hossain of Bangladesh celebrates the dismissal of Chris Gayle of West Indies during the third and final ODI match against West Indies at Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts on Saturday. –AFP photo

The International Cricket Council on Sunday reprimanded pacer Rubel Hossain and awarded him one demerit point for breaching code of conduct during the series-deciding third one-day international against West Indies on Saturday.

Rubel was found guilty after the pacer used an inappropriate word, which was picked up by the stump microphone, after Shimron Hetmyer edged him for a boundary in the 28th over of West Indies innings.

The Tigers went on to hold their nerves to clinch an 18-run win over the hosts to take the three-match series 2-1 after they successfully defended their score of 301-6.

The 28-year old pacer admitted the offence after the match and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad, the ICC match referee.

Rubel now has two demerit points after he had received one demerit point for showing dissent during the second T20I against Afghanistan in Dehradun in last month.

According to ICC laws, when a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points and a player is banned.

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