Breaking : ICC announces Wanindu Hasaranga’s suspension

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  • Sri Lanka skipper receives suspension for breach of Code of Conduct

Wanindu Hasaranga and Rahmanullah Gurbaz have been penalised for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct

Sri Lanka’s T20I skipper and second-ranked T20I bowler on the ICC Men’s Player Rankings, Wanindu Hasaranga, has been presented with a two-match suspension after his total demerit points reached five within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct, for which he received a 50 per cent fine and three demerit points.

Hasaranga was found guilty of breaching article 2.13 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “Personal abuse of a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire or Match Referee during an International Match.

Hasaranga’s accumulation of five demerit points results in a conversion to two suspension points. This means he will either get a ban for one Test match or two ODIs or T20Is, whichever comes first, for the player or player support personnel. Consequently, Hasaranga will be suspended from participating in Sri Lanka’s first two T20Is against Bangladesh next month.

The incident unfolded at the end of the third T20I between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Dambulla, as Hasaranga approached umpire Lyndon Hanibal to express criticism regarding a decision of a high full toss not called a no-ball.

Afghanistan player Rahmanullah Gurbaz has also been penalised. He has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in the same match.

Rahmanullah was found in violation of article 2.4 of the Code, which pertains to “Disobeying an Umpire’s …read more

Source:: News Wire