Bangladesh v West Indies, 2nd Test, Mirpur October 30, 2011

Tamim reprimanded for breaching code of conduct

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been reprimanded after being found guilty of breaching the ICC's code of conduct during the first day of the Mirpur Test against West Indies. Tamim was charged with a Level 1 offence under article 2.1.4 of the code which relates to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match".

The charge related to an incident in the 85th over of the West Indies first innings when Tamim Iqbal was heard using offensive language against the batsman Marlon Samuels. Umpire Nigel Llong immediately intervened and had a long exchange with Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim. The match officials then brought the charge to match referee, Andy Pycroft's notice. Tamim pleaded guilty to the charge and so there was no requirement for a full hearing.

"Tamim's behaviour against Marlon Samuels was completely unacceptable and that too after I had reminded him of his responsibility in the lead-up to the second Test," Pycroft explained.

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  • Andrew on November 1, 2011, 0:41 GMT

    @ Baundele - I'm assuming you din't quite mean your 2nd sentence? As for the WIndies being polite (usually), that's a misnomer, they are as likely as any team to verbal. During the "Fire in Babylon" days, batsmen would here the slips fielders yell out to Holding or Marshall to "Kill" the batsmen, they got away with it because they were laughing when they said it! All fun & games until somebody gets seriously hurt. Given that most International games are Umpired by neutrals, why is it that all Ozzys or Sri Lankans aren't being breached under article 2.1.4??? Whilst I do appreciate Banga cricket, could it be that what Tamim said is worse than usual banter that goes on in the field????????

  • Lakmal on October 31, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    @ Baundele :"... I would not mind if he does the same against the Aussies or the Lankans." So you think Sri Lankans have bad on-field behaviour? Give me one instance of them sledging to an opposition batsman.

  • Ishan on October 30, 2011, 18:49 GMT

    Thats interesting....are people suggesting that its ok for a player to verbally abuse others as long as he averages over 50 with the bat? In that case Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting have every right to cuss the hell out of every opposition player and the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Raina should keep their trap shut forever? Don't find anyone condemning the act in itself for people are either berating or defending Tamim based on his batting stats. Talk about misplaced priorities.

  • shurwayne on October 30, 2011, 17:48 GMT

    And I repeat again, why are some Bandgladeshi players so self-believing? Humility is a great quality that some of them should have...andrew-schulz, there is a difference between hostility and boastfulness...Anyway, this was the same player who made comments about the Zimbabwean attack and couldnt do jack against them....they were comprehensively beaten... AND DONT GET ME WRONG, DONT BE OFFENDED BANGLADESHIS BUT TAMIM IS AN GOOD PLAYER ABD NOT A GREAT ONE......LOOK AT HIS AVERGAE...AVERGAING 50 LAST YEAR THIS YEAR AND HE STILL CANT GET HIS OVERALL AVERAGE ABOVE 40....Be realistic friends...he is good but not that good..Humility would make him and even better player

  • David on October 30, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    andrew schulz tino best was all show fidel lets the ball talk and the occassional stare sulieman benn has a problem and chris gayle???? really chris gayle? he's a comedian nothing more benn and best are probably the only two worthy of comment and they havent been in the team for ages... west indians r too laid back fuh that stuff.

  • Andrew on October 30, 2011, 12:43 GMT

    Yes, Tamim is talented. BUT, if he ever wants to be one of the greats of the game, he will have to learn humility and good sportsmanship. At the moment he shoots his mouth off, like when he said Zim's bowlers were 'ordinary' and then did poorly against them for the whole series. A person who is good at anything does not have to talk themselves up all the time. Concentrate on the game and let your bat do the talking.

  • Bush on October 30, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    Masking_Tape, yes, he has had an excellent run in the past year. However, he still remains an average player. In fact, he averages a shade under 40, which is average by today's standards.

  • andrews on October 30, 2011, 12:23 GMT

    Oh yeah, Baundele? West Indians polite? Think Tinu Best, Fidel Edwards, Sulieman Benn, Chris Gayle. You gotta be kidding.

  • Dummy4 on October 30, 2011, 12:17 GMT

    I think this bloke has let his one-hit wonders go to his head. He should spend more time making runs and less time talking trash.

  • Dummy4 on October 30, 2011, 11:09 GMT

    Tamim did not do like Astralian fielders. Tamim is right.

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