Shakib and Shahadat fined for excessive appealing

Updated: 14 July 2009 13:45 IST

Bangladesh spinner Shakib Al Hasan and fast bowler Shahadat Hossain were fined, while opener Imrul Kayes was reprimanded for excessive appealing.

Shakib and Shahadat fined for excessive appealing

Dubai:

Bangladesh spinner Shakib Al Hasan and fast bowler Shahadat Hossain were fined, while opener Imrul Kayes was reprimanded for excessive appealing during the first Test against West Indies at St Vincent, Kingstown.

In a hearing on Monday after Bangladesh's historic 95-run win over the hosts, ICC match referee Andy Pycroft fined Shakib and Shahadat 10 and five per cent of their match fees respectively.

Pycroft found all the three players guilty of breaching Level 1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for excessive and prolonged appealing on a number of occasions during the last day of the match.

"The effect of prolonging the appeal is just the same as appealing more than once which means pressurising the umpires," Pycroft said in a ICC statement.

"I can understand the enthusiasm and excitement on the field as the Bangladesh players were sensing a long-awaited victory and their first in the West Indies but excessive and prolonged appealing on more than one occasion is against the spirit of the game and has no place in the game.

"Imrul is relatively new to international cricket as he is playing only his third Test match and I am willing to accept that he didn't fully appreciate the importance of adhering to the ICC Code of Conduct. But I am sure he has now learnt his lesson and will avoid repeating the same mistake again," Pycroft added.

The charges were brought to Pycroft's notice by on-field umpires Asoka de Silva and Tony Hill, third umpire Clyde Duncan and fourth official Goaland Greaves.



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