Harmanpreet Kaur to miss two Asian games after ICC suspension
New Delhi : India's women cricket captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the next two games as she was declared guilty of breaching the Code of Conduct at two separate occasions during her outburst after the third ODI against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
The Indian captain has been suspended for the next two international matches after she smashed the stumps and also publicly criticized the umpires.
Harmanpreet found herself in the midst of fresh controversy during the tied third ODI against Bangladesh on Saturday when the umpire ruled her out leg before wicket off a Nahida Akter delivery while attempting a sweep shot. Despite Harmanpreet's protests, claiming a bottom edge, the absence of the Decision Review System (DRS) left her without recourse for challenging the decision.
Harmanpreet has been penalized with a fine amounting to 50 percent of her match fee for committing a Level 2 offence. In addition, she has accumulated three demerit points on her disciplinary record. Her guilt stems from breaching article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
During the Bangladesh series, the Indian skipper also faced consequences for a Level 1 offence, where she directed her frustration at the match umpires. As a result, she was docked 25 percent of her match fee for this particular incident.