Nidahas Trophy: What reports said about the dressing room controversy in Colombo

Shakib Al Hasan alleged for  "contrary to the spirit of the game"

Shakib Al Hasan alleged for contrary to the spirit of the game

XtraTime Web Desk: There were some unsavory scenes in the recently concluded Nidahas Trophy match in the do-or-die match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as Bangladesh team alleged for breaking the dressing room glass at the R. Premadasa Stadium.

Bangladesh won the match as Mahmudullah Riyad sealing Sri Lanka’s hope with a match winning six but one point of time Bangladesh all rounder Shakib Al Hasan called back his players at one point after umpires failed to call a no-ball for a second bouncer in the over by Isuru Udana.

It doesn’t end there as some players clashed each other and undermining the spirit of the gentleman’s game as they didn’t did the customary and traditional handshakes. Dressing room glass was also found broken and Sri Lanka suggested Match Referee Chris Broad spoke to the caterers in the dressing room to find out the guilty person.

The caterers informed that Shakib was behind the destruction. Broad later handed a 25 percent fine to Shakib and one demerit point. Shakib had pleaded guilty to the charge of “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”.

Reserve player of Bangladesh Nurul Hasan also joined in the controversy as he was also involved in a spat with Lanka skipper Thisara Perera. Nurul found guilty for his unruly behavior and was also fined 25 percent of his match fee and awarded one demerit point.

Broad in his ruling said, “I understand that it was… tense and an edge-of-the-seat match with (a) place in the final on the line, but the actions of the two players were unacceptable and cannot be condoned as they clearly went overboard. Had the fourth umpire not stopped Shakib and the fielders remonstrating, and then the on-field umpires not intervened between Nurul and Thisara, things could have become worse.”

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