Taijul Islam fined 25 per cent of match fees

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Bangladesh bowler Taijul Islam was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct on day three of the ongoing second Test match against Sri Lanka at Mirpur in Dhaka. He was also fined 25% of his match fees.

Spinner Taijul was found to have breached Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to throwing a ball at or near a player in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during an international match.

Apart from this, one demerit point has been added to Taijul’s disciplinary record, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period.

Taijul admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

The offensive incident happened in the 69th over of Sri Lanka’s innings on Wednesday, when Taijul, after fielding the ball on his follow-through, threw it in the direction of Angelo Mathews, hitting him, when the batter was inside the popping crease and not planning to take a run.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.