Bangladesh’s Towhid Hridoy penalized for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Bangladesh’s young batting sensation, Towhid Hridoy, faced repercussions for his on-field behavior during the third T20I against Sri Lanka in Sylhet on Saturday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) fined Hridoy 15 per cent of his match fees after he was found guilty of breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

The incident unfolded in the fourth over of Bangladesh’s innings when Hridoy, upon being dismissed, turned around and engaged in aggressive and inappropriate behavior towards the Sri Lankan players. The ICC deemed his actions as a breach of conduct, warranting disciplinary action.

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Despite Hridoy’s disciplinary setback, the match witnessed a captivating performance from Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Thushara, who showcased his bowling prowess with figures of 5/20. Thushara’s exceptional spell, including a hat-trick, propelled Sri Lanka to a 28-run victory in the third T20I, clinching the series 2-1 in their favor.

Hridoy’s fine serves as a reminder of the ICC’s commitment to upholding the integrity and spirit of the game, emphasizing the importance of sportsmanship and respectful conduct on the field. As cricket continues to evolve, maintaining decorum and adhering to the highest standards of conduct remain paramount for players representing their respective nations on the global stage.