Indian women’s team Captain Harmanpreet Kaur suspended by ICC for two matches.

Indian women's team Captain Harmanpreet Kaur suspended by ICC for two matches.

Kashif Abdul Razzaq Karachi

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken action against Indian women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur, suspending her for the next two international matches. This decision comes as a result of her breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third ODI against Bangladesh women’s team.
The incident occurred in the 33rd over when Harmanpreet misjudged a sweep attempt and was given out LBW. Demonstrating dissent at umpire Tanvir Ahmed’s decision, she vented her frustration by thrashing the stumps with her bat, a moment captured on camera.
The ICC found Harmanpreet guilty of violating Article 2.2 of the Code of Conduct, which covers actions outside the normal course of cricket activities, including damaging advertising boards, boundary fences, dressing room doors, and other fixtures and fittings. For this Level 2 offense, she was fined 50 percent of her match fee and received three demerit points on her disciplinary record.
Additionally, Harmanpreet was fined 25 percent of her match fee for a Level 1 offense, related to “public criticism in relation to an incident occurring in an international match.” This occurred during the presentation ceremony when she openly criticized the umpiring in the match.
Harmanpreet accepted her guilt, and the sanctions proposed by Match Referee Akhtar Ahmed of the Emirates ICC International Panel were implemented without the need for a formal hearing. The ICC issued a statement regarding the matter, ensuring prompt action in response to the breach of conduct.


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