Iqbal fined for on-field altercation

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Iqbal pleaded guilty to shoulder barging McCullum

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in an incident that occurred on the second day of the second Test against New Zealand in Mirpur.

Iqbal was found guilty of breaching Article 2.2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between Players in the course of play during an International Match”.

The incident occurred at the end of the 24th over of New Zealand’s first innings when Iqbal, while moving to his new fielding position, shoulder barged New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.

The incident was reported by the on-field umpires, Richard Illingworth and Bruce Oxenford.

Iqbal pleaded guilty to the charge, thus meaning there will be no need for a hearing to take place.

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