Bangladesh’s pacer Khaled fined for violating ICC code of conduct

DUBAI: Bangladesh’s right-arm pacer Khaled Ahmed has been fined 15 per cent of his match fees for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct during the recently concluded second Test against South Africa.

Ahmed was found guilty of violating Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct which prohibits throwing a ball at someone in a dangerous manner.

Apart from the match fees, the 29-years-old pacer has also been handed one demerit point for the breaching, which will be added to his disciplinary record.

The incident occurred in the 95th over of South Africa’s first innings on the second day when Kyle Verreynne struck the ball back to the bowler. Khaled then threw the ball back at Verreynne inappropriately and dangerously which hit him on his right glove.

The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Allahudien Paleker, third umpire Adrian Holdstock, and fourth official Bongani Jele. Ahmed admitted to the offence and agreed to Andy Pycroft’s proposed sanction.

It is pertinent to mention here that the home side South Africa defeated Bangladesh by a massive margin of 332 runs in the second Test to whitewash the touring side 2-0.

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