Bangladesh cricketer, Sabbir Rahman has been rebuffed twice in the space of two weeks since the new framework of ICC’s code of conduct was introduced on September 22.
The Bangladesh team management have made Sabbir Rahman mindful of the risk he can face of getting suspended after he accumulated total three demerit points in a short notice.
According to the new rule of ICC, Demerit points will be added to player’s account if they violate any rule. A player with 4 or more demerit points within a 24 months period will have two suspension points in his account which will result into a Ban from one test or two ODI matches.
Bangladesh manager, Khaled Mahmud said, “We have already spoken to him about the risk that he is facing regarding the suspensions.”
Mahmud also said, “He is aware where he stands. After what happened in the last game, I think he has to tone down his celebrations, avoid doing what he did in that incident. He can obviously celebrate but within the appropriate limits.”
The first incident of Sabbir was amid the first ODI against Afghanistan on September 25 when he contended with umpire Sharfuddoula over a leg-before choice.
The following offense was the point at which he and Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza were punished for “violating their celebration” against England after getting the wicket of Jos buttler in the 2nd ODI at Mirpur.
An aggressive player like Sabbir will definitely find it tough but violationg the rule again will result into a Ban. Hopefully, he’ll be more careful from now on.