Under-19 World Cup February 11, 2006

Hossain receives reprimand

Cricinfo staff

Mehrab Hossain, the Bangladesh batsman, has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his country's match against England at the Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

Hossain was found guilty of breaching 1.4 of the ICC code of conduct by the match referee, Roshan Mahanama, in a hearing after play concluded in Colombo on Saturday. The code of conduct clause refers to the use of language that is obscene, offensive or insulting and/or the making of an obscene gesture.

The charge related to Hossian's reaction to an appeal being turned down as England moved towards victory in the Super League quarter-final match against his side at the P.Saravanamuttu Stadium.

Mahanama said: "The player pleaded guilty and apologized for his actions but he has been made aware there is no excuse for the way he behaved and it will not be tolerated."

All Level 1 breaches carry a maximum penalty of an official reprimand at the U-19 World Cup.

The charge was brought by the on-field umpires, Asoka de Silva and Krishna Hariharan, and the reserve official Ranmore Martinez. The hearing was attended by the three officials, Roshan Mahanama, the Bangladesh team manager Golam Mohamed Nowsher, the captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehrab Hossain.