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.