Nidahas Trophy 2018: Sri Lanka Cricket chief calls Bangladesh's behaviour 'regrettable and unacceptable'

The Bangladesh team claimed that the first two balls of Isuru Udana's final over when Bangladesh needed 12 were no balls and should have been called as such for height

PTI, March 17, 2018

Colombo: "Regrettable and unacceptable" is how Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala has described the behaviour of the Bangladesh team during their crucial match against the hosts on Friday night.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was seen gesticulating at his batsmen, appearing to be conveying that they leave the field in protest against umpiring errors.

Bangladesh's Nurul Hasan (R) exchanges words with Sri Lanka's skipper Thisara Perera during the sixth Twenty20 (T20) international cricket match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka of the tri-nation Nidahas Trophy at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo on March 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ISHARA S. KODIKARA

Bangladesh's Nurul Hasan exchanges words with Sri Lanka's skipper Thisara Perera. AFP

The Bangladesh team claimed that the first two balls of Isuru Udana's final over when Bangladesh needed 12 were no balls and should have been called as such for height.

Both ended as dot balls and even resulted in a run out.

"That sort of behaviour at an umpire's decision was most unacceptable and regrettable," Sumathipala said.

Reports also claimed that Bangladeshi dressing room glass pane was left to smithereens after their victory celebration as they beat the hosts narrowly to set up Sunday's final against India.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan and reserve player Nurul Hasan were on Saturday fined 25 percent of their match fees and given one demerit point each for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.

Updated Date: Mar 17, 2018





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