Rashid Khan punished for violating the ICC Code of Conduct in the Afghanistan-Bangladesh T20 World Cup clash

Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan has been sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct. Rashid was found guilty during Afghanistan’s victory over Bangladesh in the final Super Eights match, which sealed them an unprecedented place in the semi-finals of any World Cup.

An official press release from the world cricket governing body has confirmed that Rashid had breached Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. Specifically, Rashid had thrown his bat to express his frustration with his batting partner Karim Janat, who denied a second run in the final over of Afghanistan’s innings.

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The Afghan skipper was given a formal reprimand, with one penalty point added to Rashid’s record. Rashid admitted to the Rashid admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. This meant that no formal hearing was necessary. On-field umpires for the Afghanistan-Bangladesh match, Nitin Menon and Langton Rusere, along with third umpire Adrian Holdstock and fourth umpire Ahsan Raza for that match, had levelled the charge.

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Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s victory over Bangladesh in their final Super Eights match of the 2024 T20 World Cup has helped them book a place in the semi-finals, where they will face unbeaten South Africa. However, their face-off will take place in Trinidad, a venue where Afghanistan are keen to play given the quality of their spin department and the pitch likely to be good for spinners.