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Mosharraf, Mithun handed one-match bans in DPL

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Legends of Rupganj captain Mosharraf Hossain and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Mithun have been suspended for one match each on account of their misconduct with the umpires during their Dhaka Premier League match against Kalabagan Krira Chakra in Fatullah on May 30.

The incident in question occurred when Alauddin Babu, Rupganj's No. 8, had completed two runs before Mashrafe Mortaza's throw escaped for four overthrows. However, the umpires, Asadur Rahman and Rafiqul Islam John, awarded Babu only five runs and asked his partner at the time, Taijul Islam, to take strike.

Coach Khaled Mashud, who was seen arguing with umpires at the end of the match, was fined Tk 20,000. So were Mosharraf and Mithun, and a Rupganj team official, Ahmed Rubel. The penalties were handed by Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis.

Match referee Samiur Rahman told Bengali daily Prothom Alo on Thursday that, "I had given Rupganj the four letters of suspension on the day of the match. But they didn't receive them. So yesterday, I informed the umpires' committee, which later asked the CCDM to take necessary action."

Mashud, however, claimed, "We were not given any letter about the suspensions or fines at the end of the game. They sent the letter to our office on Thursday evening. We haven't been able to communicate with the CCDM today since it is the weekly holiday.

"At the end of the game, I showed the match referee the footage of the overthrow after we had disputed the call at the end of the Rupganj innings. There was also a contentious leg-before decision during our innings."