DUBAI: Two Indians and three Bangladeshi players have been charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for U-19 Final fracas.
The players were found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct and bringing the game into disrepute and handed suspension points for the ugly on-field confrontation that spoiled the Under-19 World Cup final in South Africa.
The Bangladesh players who have been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct are Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan.
ICC media release said that the three Bangla players have been handed six demerit points and found guilty of a level three breach of the ICC code of conduct.
Whereas, the 2 Indian players – Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi have been given five demerit points for the post-match incidents.
“Five players have been found guilty of a Level 3 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Support Personnel … (they) were charged with violating Article 2.21 of the code, whilst Bishnoi received a further charge of breaching Article 2.5,” the ICC said in a statement.
“All five players have accepted the sanctions proposed by ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Match Referee Graeme Labrooy,” it added.
Amazing scenes here in Potchefstroom as U-19 Final fracas Bangladesh pull off a miraculous victory and are the u/19 world champions.. well fought india.. standard of cricket today and throughout this tournament has been world class.. congrats Bangladesh #U19WorldCup #FutureStars pic.twitter.com/JD7re0KLo2— JP Duminy (@jpduminy21) February 9, 2020
The suspension points will be applied to the forthcoming international matches the players are most likely to participate in at either senior or U-19 level.