Pakistani cricketer Hassan Ali gets rebuked by International Cricket Council (ICC) after breaking the code of conduct in the first T20I match against Bangladesh.
The inappropriate sendoff hand gesture of Hassan Ali to Bangladeshi batter Nurul Hasan had caught the attention of the ICC.
“Hasan was found to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel,” reads a post on the ICC’s website. The Article relates to “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.”
Hasan Ali has been slapped with one demerit point for his send off to Nurul Hasan.pic.twitter.com/EpTjRx7WtZ
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This is the first offense by Hassan Ali in 24 months and a demerit point has been added to his profile in addition, says ICC. The incident happened on the 17th over of when Nurul Hassan was caught behind on Hassan Ali’s delivery.
Bangladesh cricket team was also charged for a slow over-rate in the first T20I in Dhaka.
Meanwhile, Pakistani cricket fans also reprimanded Hassan Ali and asked him to show humbleness. They reminded him how he had been struggling a few days back after the poor show of performance in the T20 World Cup 2021 semifinal against Australia. Hassan Ali faced a bout of intense criticism and online vitriol against for dropping a key catch of Australia batter in the semifinal.
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Entire Pakistan had supported him and encouraged him. Hassan Ali came back in form in the first T20I against Bangladesh as he clinched four wickets and was declared the man of the match.
Fans have asked him to maintain a humble attitude and focus on his performance. They also said that while Pakistan has received a warm welcome in Bangladesh, Pakistani players should respect the Bangladeshi players as well and do not hurt the feelings of cricket fans in Bangladesh.