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‘Totally her problem’ – Bangladesh captain hits back at Harmanpreet Kaur, leads team away from post-match photograph after accusations of umpire bias

Harmanpreet Kaur, Nigar Sultana, Jyothika Dagar
Harmanpreet Kaur, Nigar Sultana, Jyothika Dagar

 

IIE Digital Desk: India Women's captain Harmanpreet Kaur, all-rounder Nigar Sultana, and batter Jyothika Dagar have been charged with a Level 2 offense by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for showing dissent against an umpire's decision during the third ODI against Bangladesh Women on Monday.

The incident occurred in the 26th over of the Bangladesh innings when Sultana was given out caught behind off the bowling of Meghna Singh. Sultana was unhappy with the decision and showed her dissent to the umpire. Kaur and Dagar also joined in and showed their dissent.

The ICC's Code of Conduct states that "a Level 2 offense is a breach of the Code that is less serious than a Level 3 offense." The punishment for a Level 2 offense is a fine of between 25 and 50 percent of the player's match fee.

The ICC's match referee, Ranjan Madugalle, has issued the charges and the players have until Wednesday to respond.

This is not the first time that Indian players have been charged with a Level 2 offense for showing dissent against an umpire's decision. In 2019, Virat Kohli was fined 25 percent of his match fee for showing dissent against an umpire's decision during a Test match against South Africa.The ICC has been cracking down on dissent from players in recent years. In 2020, the ICC introduced a new Code of Conduct that includes harsher punishments for players who show dissent.

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