The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reprimanded five players following the heated Under 19 World Cup final between India and Bangladesh at Potchefstroom in South Africa on Sunday. The two units of players had been concerned in an unsightly altercation after Bangladesh beat India in a carefully contested final by three wickets (DLS technique) to say their first ever ICC trophy at any stage.
Bangladesh’s Mohammad Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan whereas India’s Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi have been charged with violating Article 2.21 of the code. Bishnoi acquired an extra cost of breaching Article 2.5.
“The match was hard-fought, as you would expect in an ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Final, but the elation and disappointment experienced by some players after the game spilled over into unedifying scenes that have no place in our sport. 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,” Geoff Allardice, ICC General Manager Cricket stated in a press release.
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“It is disappointing that Code of Conduct charges needed to be laid after such a closely contested match, but it is important to reinforce the standard of behaviour that will be expected of these young players should they transition to senior international cricket,” the assertion added.
The spat additionally turned bodily after Rakibul Hasan hit the successful runs and your complete Bangladesh staff together with their help employees got here working onto the sphere. Reportedly, one thing was stated to the Indian players by the Bangladesh cricketers which didn’t go down nicely and the matter quickly spiralled right into a battle.
“We were easy. We think it’s part and parcel of the game – you win some and you lose some. But their reaction was dirty. I think it shouldn’t have happened. But it’s okay,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted India skipper Priyam Garg as saying.
The successful staff’s captain Akbar Ali additionally acknowledged that the incident mustn’t have had occurred and apologised for it.
“What happened, it should not [have] happened. I don’t know what exactly happened. I didn’t ask what was going on. But, you know, in the final, emotion can come out, and sometimes the boys were getting pumped, and emotions were coming through,” Ali stated.
Akbar had additionally issued an apology on his staff’s behalf.
“As a youngster, it shouldn’t happen. In any position, in any manner, we have to show the respect to the opponent, we should have respect for the game. Cricket is known for being a gentleman’s game. So I’ll say, I’ll be sorry for my team,” he added.