Harmanpreet Kaur is likely to receive four demerit points for her behavior on the field and at the post-match presentation during India’s third and final ODI against Bangladesh, which ended in a draw.
Harmanpreet is in peril of becoming the first woman cricketer to be found guilty of a Level 2 violation of the ICC code of conduct, which governs player behavior, before the ICC issues a statement on the precise penalty.
Saturday, after being given out caught at slip by umpire Tanvir Ahmed, Harmanpreet struck the stumps with her bat and appeared to argue with the umpire before gesturing toward the crowd. Later, during the post-match ceremony, she described the umpiring as “pathetic.”
According to information obtained by ESPNcricinfo, the match officials have recommended three demerit points for equipment damage and one demerit point for public criticism of the match officials.
The final decision will be made by the International Criminal Court (ICC). It is believed that the BCCI has discussed the matter with the ICC.
When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, per ICC regulations, they are converted into suspension points.
Four to seven demerit points are equivalent to two suspension points, which results in a restriction from one Test, two ODIs, or two T20Is, whichever occurs first in the player’s schedule.
The most recent ICC list, which dates back to 2016, was released on June 7 and contains the names of 29 female cricketers deemed to have violated the code of conduct.
Veda Krishnamurthy is the other Indian to have been declared culpable twice, along with Harmanpreet.
The last occasion Harmanpreet received a demerit point was in the 2017 ODI World Cup semi-final against Australia.
She was involved in a mix-up with Deepti Sharma before they completed the double that brought Harmanpreet’s century to a close.
Instead of celebrating the achievement, Harmanpreet threw her helmet to the ground and blasted Deepti with insults. Harmanpreet was found culpable of a Level 1 offense, for which she acknowledged responsibility.
In cricket, players fracturing the stumps with the bat or by striking them in response to umpire decisions is a rare occurrence.
Interestingly, the most recent incident also occurred in Bangladesh. Shakib Al Hasan was suspended for three matches and fined approximately US$ 5800 in 2021 during a Dhaka Premier League Twenty20 match between Abahani Limited and Mohammed Sporting Club.
Shakib, who was leading Mohammedan, attacked the stumps immediately after his lbw appeal against Mushfiqur Rahim was denied by umpire Imran Parvez.
The next over, he yanked out all three stumps at the bowler’s end and hurled them to the ground after umpire Mahfuzur Rahman called for the rain covers.