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

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  • Shoaib on May 6, 2014, 8:19 GMT

    His attitude has been poor in recent times. An ordinary player who should not be anywhere near the national team. Fortunately a promising and talented youngster Mosaddek Hossain is looking likely to replacing him soon and for the next 10 years. He is a proper all-rounder unlike Mahmudullah who is mediocre or below judging from his stats.

  • Android on May 6, 2014, 0:45 GMT

    Its common gesture of modern days batsman. check virat kohli, bravo, pererra etc showings emotions publicly. match referee might have conservative mind.

  • Aashrith on May 5, 2014, 19:48 GMT

    Okay someone tell me how this is offensive. I don't get

  • Dummy4 on May 5, 2014, 19:35 GMT

    a lesson was necessary for him !!

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