Nidahas Tri - Series 2018: SLC Chief slams Bangladesh's regrettable and unacceptable behavior

Sri Lanka lost the match against Bangladesh.

Nurul Hasan along with Shakib was fined 25 percent off his match fees for the debate. (HT Media)

Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Thilanga Sumathipala has criticised the behavior of the Bangladesh cricket team after their ugly altercation with the Sri Lankan cricket team. "Regretable and unacceptable" were the terms used by him to describe the scenario. 

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in the last league match against Sri Lanka, thereby sealing their berth in the Nidahas Tri-series final against India. 

After the incident, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan along with his teammate Nurul Hasan has been fined 25 percent of their match fees and being handed one demerit point each for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in the incident which took place in the final over of the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. 

"Shakib was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game", while Nurul was found guilty of violating Article 2.1.2, which deals with "conduct that brings the game into disrepute", the ICC said in a media release. 

Bangladesh's reaction at an umpire's decision was most unacceptable and regrettable, Sumathipala said. To add to this, Bangladesh's dressing room window being damaged after the game opened up new speculations regarding the case which was probed by ICC. 

The ground staff at the Premadasa Stadium has been requested to study the CCTV footage to find out who caused the damage in the Bangladesh dressing room during the final group game of the Nidahas Trophy tournament on Friday. Match referee Chris Broad has asked the local officials to go through the CCTV footage to find out who had caused the damage.

India and Bangladesh will play the final of the Nidahas Tri-series on Sunday (March 18). 

By Anshuman Roy - 17 Mar, 2018

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