Sylhet Sixers batsman Sabbir Rahman has been fined 50% of his match fee for breaching Level 2 of the BCB’s code of conduct during his side’s BPL 2017 game against Comilla Victorians at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Sunday.
Sabbir breached article 2.2.4 of the code of conduct, which relates to “Using language or gesture(s) that is seriously obscene, seriously offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player, player support personnel, umpire, match referee or any other third person during a match”.
Sabbir was charged by on-field umpires Mahfuzur Rahman and Masudur Rahman Mukul, third umpire Tanvir Ahmed and fourth umpire Aktaruzzaman for directing obscene language towards a match official at the end of the game.
Sabbir admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Debabrata Paul and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing, according to press release.
In addition to the sanction imposed for the breach of article 2.2.4, three demerit points have been added to Sabbir’s disciplinary record. Pursuant to article 7.5 of the code, if the player reaches four or more demerit points in the tournament, the points will then be converted into suspension points. Four demerit points equate to a ban of one game.
Level 2 breaches carry a minimum penalty of a fine of 30% of the match fee and a maximum penalty of a suspension of one game and three or four demerit points.