Indian women's team captain Harmanpreet breaches ICC Code of Conduct

The Indian captain might face a fine

By Web Desk
July 22, 2023

Harmanpreet Kaur, the Indian women's team captain, breached the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the third ODI against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Saturday. 

In the 33rd over of Nahida Akter, Kaur was given LBW after she misjudged a sweep attempt. The Indian captain showed dissent at umpire Tanvir Ahmed's decision and also thrashed the stumps with her bat. 

Kaur's frustration was caught on camera which is a breach of ICC's article 2.2 which includes any action(s) outside the course of normal cricket actions, such as hitting or kicking the wickets and any action(s) which deliberately (i.e. intentionally), recklessly or negligently (in either case even if accidental) results in damage to the advertising boards, boundary fences, dressing room doors, mirrors, windows and other fixtures and fittings. For example, this offence may be committed, without limitation, when a Player swings his/her bat vigorously in frustration and causes damage to advertising.

The Indian captain might face a fine for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct. 

It must be noted here that Kaur also criticised umpiring standards in Bangladesh during the post-match presentation ceremony. 

"I think (there is) a lot of learning for us from the game. Even apart from the cricket, the kind of umpiring that was happening, we were very surprised. The next time we come to Bangladesh we will make sure we have to deal with this type of umpiring and prepare ourselves accordingly," she reiterated. 

The third ODI between India women and Bangladesh women was tied. While batting first, Bangladesh women scored 225-4. In reply, Indian women were bowled out at the same score.