Dhaka: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for shouting at the umpire during Monday’s opening Twenty20 international against West Indies, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said.
Shakib was also handed one demerit point, his second such penalty since the introduction of the system in September 2016, for the offence during hosts’ eight-wicket defeat.
Shakib now has two demerit points, having been handed one for an offence during a Twenty20 against Sri Lanka in March this year. “He first shouted at the umpire and then got involved in a prolonged discussion,” said an ICC statement issued late on Tuesday.
“After the end of the match, Shakib admitted the offence and accepted the sanction,” it said, adding no formal hearing was required.