Asia Cup 2016 March 3, 2016

Shakib reprimanded for stump strike

ESPNcricinfo staff

Shakib Al Hasan swung his bat at the stumps after being dismissed in the 18th over of the chase © AFP

Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has received an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in his team's five-wicket win against Pakistan in Mirpur. Shakib turned around to hit the stumps after being bowled in the 18th over of the chase off Mohammad Amir, after which he immediately apologised to the on-field umpires.

Shakib, who was found to have breached Article 2.1.8 relating to "abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an International Match", admitted the offence and accepted the sanction imposed by match referee Jeff Crowe.

A level 1 violation imposes a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum of 50% of the player's match fees.

Bangladesh will play the final of the Asia Cup against India on March 6.

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  •   Nikhil Desai on March 4, 2016, 4:03 GMT

    This is why Sachin was great, never got upset even after that Bucknor gave him out countless times.

  • Helal on March 4, 2016, 2:35 GMT

    @Khalique Zafar... I very much appreciate your comments. Thanks.

  • Nagendira on March 3, 2016, 17:42 GMT

    These things happens to everyone... Not an issue worth talking about...

  •   Shafat Karim Tishat on March 3, 2016, 16:47 GMT

    Actually he was very frustated. It happens sometime. Good that he said sorry instantly.

  • Sammy K on March 3, 2016, 16:43 GMT

    When someone apologises immediately he should be forgiven. Things happen at the heat of the moment and he said he was sorry. Sakib has not been batting well lately and that is very frustrating. But at the end of it all he is a great guy and we should let him play on as best as he can.

  • Madhusudhan on March 3, 2016, 16:13 GMT

    He was lucky to apologize to umpire immediately, else his match fee would have been reduced.

  • sharif on March 3, 2016, 15:47 GMT

    I think he was very frustrated that he failed to keep control and said sorry instantly. Such things should not happen but sometimes emotion play a role in tensed moments. Many peoples follow him and such things won't be a good learning for them.

    I wish he won't punished big but hope he can control his emotions in future.

  •   Muhammad Hasnat on March 3, 2016, 15:03 GMT

    Forget it guyz.. Welcome BD to the elite asian club :P They are the big boyz now #respect wish they beat India as well, so I can feel like - "BD beat India as well so probably Pakistan is not that weak, BD boyz are just playing soo well" #consolation

  •   Muhammed Asif Khan on March 3, 2016, 15:02 GMT

    To all those saying it's all in the heat of the moment, and is no big deal, Shakib is not the first player ever to be in a high pressure situation. Just because he was under a lot of pressure does not excuse him from consequences. It was nice of him to apologize immediately, but the conduct itself was still quite ugly, and the reprimand well deserved. Other cricketers do not behave in such manners, and we cannot turn a blind eye if it is done by any of our boys.

  • EDWARD on March 3, 2016, 13:22 GMT

    it was a heat of the moment thing, and he alologized instantly. Shakib is a great servant of the game, and let us just move on, please.

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