Bangladesh Cricket League, 3rd round, 3rd day

Mahmudullah suspended for two games

Mohammad Isam

May 5, 2014

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Mahmuddlah's celebration didn't go well with the referee, Central Zone v North Zone, Bangladesh Cricket League, day 3, Savar, May 5, 2014
Mahmudullah's celebration didn't go well with the match referee
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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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Posted by Warm_Coffee 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.

Posted by android_user 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.

Posted by Aashiyer on (May 5, 2014, 19:48 GMT)

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

Posted by   on (May 5, 2014, 19:35 GMT)

a lesson was necessary for him !!

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