Updated: February 11, 2020 8:05:19 am
Five players have been sanctioned for brawling in the immediate aftermath of Bangladesh’s victory over India in the under-19 World Cup final in South Africa on the weekend, the International Cricket Council (ICC) mentioned on Monday.
Bangladesh claimed the title for the primary time with a victory by three wickets over India at Potchefstroom on Sunday however an unsightly brawl broke out after Rakibul Hasan hit the profitable runs and his teammates ran on to the sector to have a good time.
Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan of Bangladesh and Indians Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi have been all charged with breaches of the ICC code of conduct and handed worldwide suspensions of between 4 and 10 matches.
“The match was hard fought … but the elation and disappointment experienced by some players after the game spilled over into unedifying scenes that have no place in our sport,” mentioned the ICC’s Geoff Allardice.
“Respect is at the very heart of the spirit of cricket, and players are expected to show self-discipline, congratulate the opposition on their successes and enjoy the success of their own team.”
Indian spinner Bishnoi, who was the best wicket-taker within the match with 17, was handed an extra sanction of two demerit factors for giving Bangladesh batsman Avishek Das a send-off in the course of the rain-disrupted final.
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