Bangladesh Cricket League, 3rd round, 3rd day May 5, 2014

Mahmudullah suspended for two games

Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh allrounder, has been suspended for two games and fined 100 per cent of his match fees after he was found guilty of a Level 3 offence during the Central Zone-North Zone match in the Bangladesh Cricket League.

"He [Mahmudullah] has been charged on a Level 3 offence," match referee Showkatur Rahman told ESPNcricinfo. "I called him at a hearing at the end of the day's play where he disagreed with the charge. The punishment is a two-match ban and a fine of 100% of his match fees. I have already informed the BCB."

On the third day of the first-class match, Mahmudullah reached his century and according to eye-witness accounts, he first kicked the turf, threw away his helmet and pointed towards the team owner's logo in his shirt and made a gesture with his bat.

The reason for such behaviour is unclear. Earlier, Mahmudullah completed a hat-trick by taking four wickets off four consecutive deliveries across two innings.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84