Following the controversy between India and Bangladesh in the final of the Under-19 World Cup, the ICC has now taken strict steps. The premier cricket body has found five players from both India and Bangladesh teams guilty in the final scuffle and misconduct case and has taken action against them for violating the code of conduct.
The ICC has found Bangladesh'sShamim Hossain, Raqibul Hasan and Mohammad Tawhid Hridoy and India's Ravi Bishnoi and Akash Singh guilty of breaching label 3 under the ICC's Code of Conduct.
All the players were accused of violating Article 2.21, while another charge of breaking Article 2.5 was received against Bishnoi. All five players have accepted the sanctions proposed by ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup match referee Graeme Labrooy.
Bangladesh's Mohammed Tawhid Hridoy has been awarded ten suspension points equal to six demerit points, Shamim Hossain eight suspension points equal to six demerit points and Raqibul Hasan five suspension points equal to five demerit points which will remain on his record for the next two years .
Apart from these, Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi have also been awarded five suspension points with eight suspension points and five suspension points equal to six demerit points.
Bishnoi, the highest wicket-taker in the tournament, has been awarded two other demerit points for breaking Article 2.5. He made objectionable gestures during the match under provocation after taking the wicket of Abhishek Das in the 23rd over.