The Indian captain pleaded guilty for her action in the final ODI against Bangladesh and has received four demerits action by the ICC
Harmanpreet Kaur is set to miss the first two matches of India’s campaign in the Asian Games to be held in China as the Indian captain has pleaded guilty to ICC charges for her action in the third ODI versus Bangladesh where the batter was seen hitting the stumps with the bat after she was given out LBW by the on-field umpire. Harman has also received four demerit points which are equal to suspension i.e., ban from one test, two ODIs, or two T20Is depending on whichever comes first in the player’s schedule, and in Harman’s case, Asian Games which will be played in T20 format is her first assignment after pleading guilty.
What Did the ICC Say?
Harmanpreet pleaded guilty to two different charges passed by the match referee Akhtar Ahmed. In a media release on Tuesday ICC confirmed that Harmanpreet has received three demerit points relating to “showing dissent at Umpire’s decision.” Harmanpreet also received a separate level 1 penalty and a fine of 25% of her match fee and one demerit point for public criticism” of match officials. As per the ICC’s rules, when a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points. Anything in the range of four to seven demerit points equates to two suspension points i.e., a ban from one Test, two ODIs, or two T20Is, depending on which comes first in the player’s schedule.
Not The First Time
This is not the first offense committed by Harmanpreet as the batter was seen losing her cool at Deepti Sharma in the semi-final of the 2017 Women’s ODI World Cup against Australis when she nudged the ball to midwicket and took off for a couple. There was a mix-up between the batters in the middle of the pitch before the two completed the second run. Harman was seen throwing her hamlet in anger and also shot some verbal volleys at Deepti. She was found guilty of level 1 offence which she accepted