Kaur smashed her stumps with her bat in the game after being ruled leg before wicket and referred to the umpire as “pathetic” in the post-game presentation.
For two consecutive violations of the ICC Code of Conduct during the recently concluded third ODI between India and Bangladesh, Indian women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur was suspended on Tuesday for the following two international games.
Kaur smashed her stumps with her bat in the game after being ruled leg before wicket and referred to the umpire as “pathetic” in the post-game presentation. In a mocking tone, she also requested that the umpires be called to the prize celebration with the teams.
Nigar Sultana, the captain of Bangladesh, had advised her Indian counterpart to “learn some manners” because of her actions.
For the Level 2 offence, Kaur was fined 50% of her match money and given three demerit points on her disciplinary record. She was found guilty of violating “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision” under item 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
In addition, Kaur was penalised 25% of her match fee for a Level 1 offence related to “public criticism in relation to an incident occurring in an international match” after she publicly lambasted the match’s umpires during the presentation ceremony, according to the press release.
Level 2 violations result in fines ranging from 50% to 100% of the player’s match cost and three to four demerit points, whereas Level 1 violations result in a minimum punishment of an official reprimand, a maximum fine of 50% of the player’s match fee, and one to two demerit points.
Two suspension points are equal to Kaur’s four demerit points. Kaur is currently suspended from India’s upcoming matches since two suspension points are equal to a suspension from one Test, two ODIs, or two T20Is, whichever comes first for the player or player support personnel.