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Mashrafe fined 20%, Gunathilaka receives official reprimand

As a result, one demerit point has been added to each player's disciplinary records

Mashrafe Mortaza celebrates a wicket, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tri-nation series, Dhaka, January 19, 2018

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Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has been fined 20% of his match fee while Sri Lanka opener Danushka Gunathilaka has been officially reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the tri-series final in Mirpur on Saturday.
Both players breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match."
As a result, one demerit point has been added to each player's disciplinary records. Both players admitted their offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by match referee David Boon.
The Mashrafe incident occured in the sixth over of Sri Lanka's innings when the Bangladesh captain dismissed Kusal Mendis and yelled while running close to him during a send off in a "manner that could have provoked an aggressive reaction," according to the ICC release.
The incident involving Gunathilaka happened in the sixth over of the chase when Tamim Iqbal was dismissed by Dushmantha Chameera and Gunathilaka gave the batsman a send-off when he was walking towards the dressing room.
It was Gunathilaka's first offence while Mashrafe was sanctioned for the second time since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016. Mashrafe had received one demerit point during the home ODIs against England in October 2016 and now has a total of two demerit points.