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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  • Anwar 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!

  • Anisur 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.

  • Shabbir 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?

  • Yasiru 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.

  • 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.

  • anando 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.

  • Benazir on May 6, 2013, 18:08 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • Shoaib 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.

  • Khub 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......

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