Bangladesh top order batsmen Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes on Thursday were fined 15 per cent of their match fees for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day of the second Test against hosts Sri Lanka, said an ICC press release.
According to the press statement, Tamim showed his bat to the umpire during an appeal for lbw, indicating that he had hit the ball.
In another case, Imrul pointed to his thigh pad to indicate that the ball had hit him there when the fielding team was appealing for a catch.
Thus, both players were found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.”
After the match, both players admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing, it added.
The charge was laid by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Sundaram Ravi, third umpire Marais Erasmus, and fourth umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge.