Shamsur Rahman. Star file photo.
International Cricket Council (ICC) today reprimanded Bangladesh’s opener Shamsur Rahman Shuvo for making inappropriate comments about an umpiring decision during the recent Chittagong Test.
On Friday evening, Shamsur admitted the offence and accepted the sanction offered by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, said a ICC press release.
In a media conference held after third day’s play (Thursday) during the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong, Shamsur said their "day had been ruined by one decision".
Shamsur, and the Bangladesh dressing room, had been irked by Nasir Hossain's dismissal as he was erroneously given out by umpire Paul Reiffel.
Shamsur was found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an International Match or any Player, Player Support Personnel, Match official or team participating in any International Match.
The range of permissible sanctions for all first Level 1 offences is a warning or reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine of up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee, according to rules.