Tamim Iqbal, the experienced Bangladesh opener, has been fined 15% of his match fee and docked one demerit point for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.
The said breach occurred during the fourth day of the first Test against Australia in Dhaka on Wednesday (August 30), for conduct that was contrary to the spirit of the game, the International Cricket Council said in a press release on Thursday.
Tamim was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 for having gestured towards Matthew Wade to leave the field on the latter’s dismissal, having earlier ‘debated continuously with the umpires when the Australian batsmen were changing their gloves regularly’.
Having now picked up two demerit points, Tamim faces a ban if he reaches four demerit points within a 24-month period. The previous demerit point had come in Bangladesh’s last Test before this series, in Colombo against Sri Lanka in March.
After Tamim admitted the Level 1 offence at the conclusion of the match, Jeff Crowe, the match referee, did not find the need for a formal hearing.