Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, Bulawayo May 6, 2013

Shakib fined for dissent, Taylor for over rate

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Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh allrounder, has been fined 75% of his match fee after pleading guilty to showing serious dissent at the umpire's decision in the second ODI against Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe team was also fined, for maintaining a slow over rate.

Shakib had been adjudged lbw for 34 though the ball seemed heading down the leg side, and there was a hint of an inside-edge as well. Shakib reacted by violently slamming the bat on his pads, accidentally brushing the Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor's pad as he ran in to celebrate the wicket. Shakib immediately apologised to Taylor. He later agreed that he had shown dissent at the umpire's decision.

The match referee Chris Broad deemed it to be a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct. "This type of a reaction from a senior player and a former captain is unacceptable," Broad said. "When the umpire's finger goes up, the batsman must leave the crease without showing his emotions regardless of what he thinks of the decision."

The other fine levied in the match was for Zimbabwe's slow over rate, deemed to have been one over short in their allotted time. Taylor, the captain, was fined 20% of his match fee, and the rest of the side was penalised 10%.

The one-day series is tied 1-1, and will be decided by the final match on May 8.

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  • POSTED BY anw.chw on | May 7, 2013, 13:14 GMT

    The umpire's performance should be under regular monitoring & evaluation too. There should be a grading system for the umpires and as per the evaluation result of their performance; they would be promoted to the upper level or to be demoted to the lower level! Otherwise the team like BD and their players will be affected continuously!

  • POSTED BY Dranis on | May 7, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    Fully agree with BanglaBondhu! While its not ideal to react the way Shakib did after been given the wrong decision by on field umpire, which has been the case all through this series against Bangkadesh - it is not acceptable either the standard of umpiring we have seen here and umpires should be punished too.

  • POSTED BY BanglaBandhu on | May 7, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    This issue is very simple to conclude.

    1) Shakib was very wrong in his reaction in the sense that he acted to violently and too aggressively.

    2) The umpires in this series should be banned for life, possibly due to old age and not being able to see the balls properly, lack of concentration, or worst still, not being neutral.

    3) The ICC should make the DRS mandatory and if poorer nations are not able to provide these systems then the nation in question should not be allowed to play or host series until they have saved up their money in piggy banks to afford the system.

    There has been a lot of talk from ZIM fans about the bad decisions being equal on both sides, this is a distortion of the truth! ZIM fans please petition the ZCB to set up a DRS - or do you not want it because you know you always benefit from the majority of umpire decisions?

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | May 6, 2013, 18:57 GMT

    good action.As a senior player and a former captain (as said by referee too) he should behave more responsibly.If people are going to show instant reactions over and over it would be a joke ..Player should depart without showing nothing as soon as umpire raises his finger.That is the rule and there is nothing called instant reactions are acceptable...More recently dwanye Smith was inside edged cleanly and given Out but he went off in a flash and in IPL too i can remember many moments such that and player leaves instantly.So inside edging or not hitting the stump is not an excuse to show your emotions to umpire.From 1900's upto now many have been victims of such and most of them respect umpire no matter what.That is why still cricket is said as gentlemen game.So plz keep that spirit .As fans you should also not support the victim telling that it was inside edge and it was not out.It is not the first time it happened n was not the reactn of thousands f players who got such decisions.

  • POSTED BY Sadequl on | May 6, 2013, 18:25 GMT

    "To err is human" & if this is true then that should not only go for Shakib but also for the human umpires in the field as well. Cause Shakib might change his attitude after this incident for his future to come but if ICC can not assist the human umpires to rectify their mistakes on the field with the technology which we have in this modernized world, then what is the meaning of our modernization of equipments!

    ICC should take some lesson from the misjudgments done by their so called elite panels in the whole series [recent tests & ODI yet] to make sure these doesn't happen in such massive way to loose their name & fame of the fair play environment for this gentleman's game of cricket.

  • POSTED BY anandodhara on | May 6, 2013, 18:19 GMT

    I am shocked and surprised to see so many decisions go against Bangladesh during this series. There was a time when umpires and people in general was more decent and honest. These days so much money involved in cricket and so many cases of match fixing, it is clear to see that umpires are not as honest as they used to be. It is time ICC takes some immediate actions against it. First of all , I think, umpires should not be selected from host countries at all, if possible umpires should not be selected from host continent. Second, ICC must force the countries accept UDRS, no excuses.

  • POSTED BY CricketFan365 on | May 6, 2013, 18:08 GMT

    @Warm_Coffee: In Shane Warne's case, there was nothing to do with umpire's decision.

  • POSTED BY Sadequl on | May 6, 2013, 18:02 GMT

    @ CricketFan365 U have no idea how much shocker for us all BD supporters to see such reaction from Shakib as well. Still now Shakib is well known for his genteelness & modesty. We also have not seen Shakib to react in such manners yet in his cricketing history. He is the modest & sober cricketer in the country & a roll model for our younger generation.

    What ever he did ofcourse it didn't look good but we can feel his frustration burst out when it was a wrong judgment for him & it came out as an instant reaction. His attitude was not more like to show anything to protest against the decision rather disheartened for the opportunity he missed & he tried to punch his bat on his pad as a frustration while Taylor came infront of Shakib's behind to celebrate the out with his bowler. For which Shakib even apologized to Taylor for inconvenience & what ever judgment match referee took for it, is more then enough to punish him for such.

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | May 6, 2013, 16:52 GMT

    @Cricketfan365: I hope you haven't forgotten the Shane Warne incident which was far worse than Shakib. He got banned for "1 match" for deliberately causing harm to a player whereas Shakib didn't. Fact is Shakib accepted what he done was wrong hence why he just got a fine so no need for a silly ban.

  • POSTED BY CrICkeeet on | May 6, 2013, 16:22 GMT

    @Nduru, whats the importance 2 b a 'GREAT' player when a team losing nd UMPIRES making "21" clear wrong decisions in total 4 both teams!! (2 tests nd 2 odi so far) even no need 2 count d close decisions......

  • POSTED BY anw.chw on | May 7, 2013, 13:14 GMT

    The umpire's performance should be under regular monitoring & evaluation too. There should be a grading system for the umpires and as per the evaluation result of their performance; they would be promoted to the upper level or to be demoted to the lower level! Otherwise the team like BD and their players will be affected continuously!

  • POSTED BY Dranis on | May 7, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    Fully agree with BanglaBondhu! While its not ideal to react the way Shakib did after been given the wrong decision by on field umpire, which has been the case all through this series against Bangkadesh - it is not acceptable either the standard of umpiring we have seen here and umpires should be punished too.

  • POSTED BY BanglaBandhu on | May 7, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    This issue is very simple to conclude.

    1) Shakib was very wrong in his reaction in the sense that he acted to violently and too aggressively.

    2) The umpires in this series should be banned for life, possibly due to old age and not being able to see the balls properly, lack of concentration, or worst still, not being neutral.

    3) The ICC should make the DRS mandatory and if poorer nations are not able to provide these systems then the nation in question should not be allowed to play or host series until they have saved up their money in piggy banks to afford the system.

    There has been a lot of talk from ZIM fans about the bad decisions being equal on both sides, this is a distortion of the truth! ZIM fans please petition the ZCB to set up a DRS - or do you not want it because you know you always benefit from the majority of umpire decisions?

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | May 6, 2013, 18:57 GMT

    good action.As a senior player and a former captain (as said by referee too) he should behave more responsibly.If people are going to show instant reactions over and over it would be a joke ..Player should depart without showing nothing as soon as umpire raises his finger.That is the rule and there is nothing called instant reactions are acceptable...More recently dwanye Smith was inside edged cleanly and given Out but he went off in a flash and in IPL too i can remember many moments such that and player leaves instantly.So inside edging or not hitting the stump is not an excuse to show your emotions to umpire.From 1900's upto now many have been victims of such and most of them respect umpire no matter what.That is why still cricket is said as gentlemen game.So plz keep that spirit .As fans you should also not support the victim telling that it was inside edge and it was not out.It is not the first time it happened n was not the reactn of thousands f players who got such decisions.

  • POSTED BY Sadequl on | May 6, 2013, 18:25 GMT

    "To err is human" & if this is true then that should not only go for Shakib but also for the human umpires in the field as well. Cause Shakib might change his attitude after this incident for his future to come but if ICC can not assist the human umpires to rectify their mistakes on the field with the technology which we have in this modernized world, then what is the meaning of our modernization of equipments!

    ICC should take some lesson from the misjudgments done by their so called elite panels in the whole series [recent tests & ODI yet] to make sure these doesn't happen in such massive way to loose their name & fame of the fair play environment for this gentleman's game of cricket.

  • POSTED BY anandodhara on | May 6, 2013, 18:19 GMT

    I am shocked and surprised to see so many decisions go against Bangladesh during this series. There was a time when umpires and people in general was more decent and honest. These days so much money involved in cricket and so many cases of match fixing, it is clear to see that umpires are not as honest as they used to be. It is time ICC takes some immediate actions against it. First of all , I think, umpires should not be selected from host countries at all, if possible umpires should not be selected from host continent. Second, ICC must force the countries accept UDRS, no excuses.

  • POSTED BY CricketFan365 on | May 6, 2013, 18:08 GMT

    @Warm_Coffee: In Shane Warne's case, there was nothing to do with umpire's decision.

  • POSTED BY Sadequl on | May 6, 2013, 18:02 GMT

    @ CricketFan365 U have no idea how much shocker for us all BD supporters to see such reaction from Shakib as well. Still now Shakib is well known for his genteelness & modesty. We also have not seen Shakib to react in such manners yet in his cricketing history. He is the modest & sober cricketer in the country & a roll model for our younger generation.

    What ever he did ofcourse it didn't look good but we can feel his frustration burst out when it was a wrong judgment for him & it came out as an instant reaction. His attitude was not more like to show anything to protest against the decision rather disheartened for the opportunity he missed & he tried to punch his bat on his pad as a frustration while Taylor came infront of Shakib's behind to celebrate the out with his bowler. For which Shakib even apologized to Taylor for inconvenience & what ever judgment match referee took for it, is more then enough to punish him for such.

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | May 6, 2013, 16:52 GMT

    @Cricketfan365: I hope you haven't forgotten the Shane Warne incident which was far worse than Shakib. He got banned for "1 match" for deliberately causing harm to a player whereas Shakib didn't. Fact is Shakib accepted what he done was wrong hence why he just got a fine so no need for a silly ban.

  • POSTED BY CrICkeeet on | May 6, 2013, 16:22 GMT

    @Nduru, whats the importance 2 b a 'GREAT' player when a team losing nd UMPIRES making "21" clear wrong decisions in total 4 both teams!! (2 tests nd 2 odi so far) even no need 2 count d close decisions......

  • POSTED BY CricketFan365 on | May 6, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    I thought Shakib would be banned for at least one match. He is lucky that he is getting away with just a fine. I have not seen anybody reacted this bad to a umpire's decision.

    Talking about bad reactions from the players, Cricinfo, could you make a collection of worst reactions from the players? I am sure it would be fun/interesting to read.

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | May 6, 2013, 14:36 GMT

    He should be fined but Umpires need to be held accountable too. We have seen poor umpiring in this series. Both teams have been hurt by it. DRS should be the standard and BCCI needs to be on board with it. Poor umpiring is affecting the games negatively. In this day and age, we should use available technology to ensure games are decided by the teams playing on the field and not the umpires. Go Tigers!

  • POSTED BY Rezaul on | May 6, 2013, 14:26 GMT

    Is ICC going to take action to its umpires for so many wrong decisions this series. Again and again its Bangladesh in the receiving end for most cases. Series after series we have seen Bangladeshi batsmen who tries to dominate the bowling gets LBW wrongly, in this case the ball was going down leg and more importantly it was an inside edge. If umpire was unable to pick leg side then how did he miss inside edge. You cant just miss both inside edge and sliding down leg. Now Shakib has to pay the punishment for an umpire's mistake. On the other hand, when Shakib was bowling two plumb LBW decisions were turned down both heading middle stump. Wake up ICC. do you want to run cricket by name as fair game??? Its time to take action against your umpires who gives wrong decisions.

  • POSTED BY Nduru on | May 6, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    Of course he should be blamed @The Villain. Regardless of the decision, he should be more mature if he wants to become a great player.

  • POSTED BY trotter on | May 6, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    ICC should think about reprimanding Umpires for their wrong decisions as well. They are part of the game too. No one should be above question.

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | May 6, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    Shakib should have practised more patience. However, the umpires should be also punished for giving wrong decisions. Clearly Shakib's edged-and-lbw wicket turned the match in Zimbabwe's favor. 22 players do their hard work, while one or two umpires can decide the outcome of the match.

  • POSTED BY Energetic. on | May 6, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    Don't blame him! it was clearly a wrong decision and he was going at almost a 100 strike rate in his score of 34.

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  • POSTED BY Energetic. on | May 6, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    Don't blame him! it was clearly a wrong decision and he was going at almost a 100 strike rate in his score of 34.

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | May 6, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    Shakib should have practised more patience. However, the umpires should be also punished for giving wrong decisions. Clearly Shakib's edged-and-lbw wicket turned the match in Zimbabwe's favor. 22 players do their hard work, while one or two umpires can decide the outcome of the match.

  • POSTED BY trotter on | May 6, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    ICC should think about reprimanding Umpires for their wrong decisions as well. They are part of the game too. No one should be above question.

  • POSTED BY Nduru on | May 6, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    Of course he should be blamed @The Villain. Regardless of the decision, he should be more mature if he wants to become a great player.

  • POSTED BY Rezaul on | May 6, 2013, 14:26 GMT

    Is ICC going to take action to its umpires for so many wrong decisions this series. Again and again its Bangladesh in the receiving end for most cases. Series after series we have seen Bangladeshi batsmen who tries to dominate the bowling gets LBW wrongly, in this case the ball was going down leg and more importantly it was an inside edge. If umpire was unable to pick leg side then how did he miss inside edge. You cant just miss both inside edge and sliding down leg. Now Shakib has to pay the punishment for an umpire's mistake. On the other hand, when Shakib was bowling two plumb LBW decisions were turned down both heading middle stump. Wake up ICC. do you want to run cricket by name as fair game??? Its time to take action against your umpires who gives wrong decisions.

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | May 6, 2013, 14:36 GMT

    He should be fined but Umpires need to be held accountable too. We have seen poor umpiring in this series. Both teams have been hurt by it. DRS should be the standard and BCCI needs to be on board with it. Poor umpiring is affecting the games negatively. In this day and age, we should use available technology to ensure games are decided by the teams playing on the field and not the umpires. Go Tigers!

  • POSTED BY CricketFan365 on | May 6, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    I thought Shakib would be banned for at least one match. He is lucky that he is getting away with just a fine. I have not seen anybody reacted this bad to a umpire's decision.

    Talking about bad reactions from the players, Cricinfo, could you make a collection of worst reactions from the players? I am sure it would be fun/interesting to read.

  • POSTED BY CrICkeeet on | May 6, 2013, 16:22 GMT

    @Nduru, whats the importance 2 b a 'GREAT' player when a team losing nd UMPIRES making "21" clear wrong decisions in total 4 both teams!! (2 tests nd 2 odi so far) even no need 2 count d close decisions......

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | May 6, 2013, 16:52 GMT

    @Cricketfan365: I hope you haven't forgotten the Shane Warne incident which was far worse than Shakib. He got banned for "1 match" for deliberately causing harm to a player whereas Shakib didn't. Fact is Shakib accepted what he done was wrong hence why he just got a fine so no need for a silly ban.

  • POSTED BY Sadequl on | May 6, 2013, 18:02 GMT

    @ CricketFan365 U have no idea how much shocker for us all BD supporters to see such reaction from Shakib as well. Still now Shakib is well known for his genteelness & modesty. We also have not seen Shakib to react in such manners yet in his cricketing history. He is the modest & sober cricketer in the country & a roll model for our younger generation.

    What ever he did ofcourse it didn't look good but we can feel his frustration burst out when it was a wrong judgment for him & it came out as an instant reaction. His attitude was not more like to show anything to protest against the decision rather disheartened for the opportunity he missed & he tried to punch his bat on his pad as a frustration while Taylor came infront of Shakib's behind to celebrate the out with his bowler. For which Shakib even apologized to Taylor for inconvenience & what ever judgment match referee took for it, is more then enough to punish him for such.