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Al Hasan and Zadran both made physical contact with each other
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Afghanistan pace bowler Dawlat Zadran were both fined 50 per cent of their match fees after getting involved in an on-field altercation during their World Twenty20 qualifying round match, which Bangladesh won by nine wickets.
The incident occurred in the ninth over of Bangladesh’s innings when Zadran deliberately made contact with Al Hasan during his follow through.
Al Hasan retaliated by making physical contact with Zadran.
Both players pleaded guilty to breaching Article 2.2.4 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between Players in the course of play during an International Match”.
The charges against Al Hasan and Zadran were brought forth by on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Nigel Llong, third umpire Kumar Dharmasena and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough.
It was match referee Ranjan Madugalle’s decision to fine both players.
“Cricket is a non-contact sport and the teams were reminded at the pre-tournament briefings that intentional and avoidable physical contact of any form is unacceptable and these judgments reflect that,” Madugalle said.