U19 World Cup 2024: Maruf Mridha Reprimanded for Breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Maruf Mridha

The Bangladesh pacer Maruf Mridha has been fined for using abusive words during the U19 World Cup against India on January 20.

Maruf Mridha Reprimanded for Breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Bangladesh fast bowler Maruf Mridha was reprimanded after being found guilty of breaching ICC’s Code of Conduct during the match against India.

India and Bangladesh were scheduled to play in the 3rd match of Group A on January 20 at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.

The left-arm pacer was found guilty of not following Article 2.5 of the ICC’s Code of Conduct which relates, “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an international match.”

During the 44th match of the India Innings, Mridha got carried away and gave the Indian wicketkeeper Aravelly Avanish an abusive word after dismissing him.

It is Mrisha’s first offence in 24 months and one demerit point has been added to his disciplinary record. Mridha accepted the guilty sanctions proposed by the match referee Shaid Wadvalla; hence, no hearing is needed.

Donovan Koch and Nigel Duguid, the on-field umpires, and the third and fourth umpires Allahudien Paleker and Langton Rusere leveled the charges.

Bangladesh restricted India to 251 runs and dismissed 7 batters for 50 overs. But India won the match by 84 runs after bowling out Junior Tigers for 167 runs in the 46th over.

Bangladesh won the match against Ireland after suffering a defeat against India. Bangladesh’s last group match will be played against the United States on January 26 at Mangaung Oval.