Bangladesh v Pakistan, 1st Test, Khulna May 3, 2015

Shakib, Wahab fined for altercation

ESPNcricinfo staff

Shakib Al Hasan and Wahab Riaz halted play by arguing and pointing fingers at each other © AFP

Shakib Al Hasan and Wahab Riaz have been fined 30 per cent of their match fees for breaching Level 1 of the ICC code of conduct during the final day's play of the drawn first Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan in Khulna.

The incident happened in the 118th over of Bangladesh's second innings when the duo halted play by arguing and pointing fingers at each other. The players were found to have breached Article 2.1.8 (a) of the code, which relates to "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game." An ICC release stated that both admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Jeff Crowe.

"Posturing and finger pointing in each other's face is not what we expect from two senior international players and has no place in cricket," Crowe said. "International cricketers should always remember that they are being watched and followed by millions and, therefore, need to always control their emotions and demonstrate respect."

All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee.

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