Five players sanctioned after U-19 Cup final brawl

Tanya Simon
February 12, 2020

Bangladesh defeated India by three wickets (DLS method) in the final of the tournament to lift their maiden U-19 World Cup at Senwes Park in South Africa on Sunday.

Bangladesh claimed the title for the first time with the victory of three wickets, but an ugly skirmish broke out after Rakibul Hasan hit the winning races, with the rest of the Bangladesh team running to the field to celebrate.

Three Bangladesh players and two from India were charged by the ICC.

Bishnoi was found guilty of using "language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter".

Some of the Bangladeshi players got carried away with their celebrations after their historic win over India in the final and captain Akbar Ali duly apologised for the "unfortunate incident". Hossain and Akash received a sanction of eight suspension points that equates to six demerit points whereas Hasan received four suspension points that equates to five demerit points.

Bangladesh U19
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Hridoy: 10 suspension points, six demerit points. "He explained the sequence of events and the circumstances when he lost his cool while trying to save his teammate, who was being attacked by the Bangladeshi players", Mangilal was quoted as saying in mid-day. All the players were accused of violating Article 2.21, while another charge of breaking Article 2.5 was received against Bishnoi.

Bangladesh participant Tauheed Hridoy has been awarded ten suspension factors which is the same as six demerit factors.

Let me inform you, the gamers had been accused by on-field umpires Sam Nogazski, Adrian Holdstock, third umpire Ravindra Vimalasiri and fourth umpire Patrick Bongni.

The demerit points will be on the players' record for a period of two years. While match referee Graeme LeBroy for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup has sentenced these 5 gamers, which these gamers have additionally accepted.

All the above points will remain on the players' records for two years and apply to upcoming global matches - at the Under-19 or senior level - they are likely to participate in.

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