Harmanpreet Kaur has been suspended for two matches for two separate breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct. Both incidents took place during the third match of the ICC Women’s Championship series against Bangladesh on Saturday.
The first incident occurred when Kaur expressed her frustration at her dismissal by hitting the wickets with her bat. She was judged to have been caught at slip off spinner Nahida Akter in the 34th over of India’s innings.
The second incident occurred after the match, when Kaur criticized the umpiring in a press conference. She said that the umpires had made some “wrong decisions” and that they had “not been fair” to India.
Kaur was found guilty of breaching article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, relating to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision”. She was also found guilty of breaching article 2.1.2, relating to “public criticism of an umpire’s performance in an international match”.
For the first offence, Kaur was fined 50 percent of her match fee and received three demerit points on her disciplinary record. For the second offence, she was fined 25 percent of her match fee and received one demerit point on her disciplinary record.
As a result of the demerit points, Kaur has accumulated four demerit points in a 24-month period. This means that she has been suspended for two matches. Kaur’s suspension will start with the next two matches of the ICC Women’s Championship series against South Africa, which will be played in Lucknow from August 2-7.
This is the first time that Kaur has been suspended for a breach of the ICC Code of Conduct. She is a highly respected cricketer and a role model for many young players. Her suspension is a reminder that all players are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct, regardless of their status or seniority.
What does this mean for India?
Kaur’s suspension is a major blow to India’s women’s cricket team. She is one of the team’s most experienced and successful players, and she is a key member of the batting and fielding lineups. Her absence will be felt in both departments.
India will be hoping that Kaur’s teammates can step up in her absence. The team has a number of talented players, and they will need to show their mettle in the upcoming matches against South Africa.
What does this mean for Kaur?
Kaur’s suspension is a setback for her, but she will have an opportunity to redeem herself when she returns to the team. She will need to learn from her mistakes and ensure that she does not breach the Code of Conduct again.
Kaur is a talented cricketer with a bright future. She is an inspiration to many young players, and she will be keen to show that she can learn from her mistakes and bounce back stronger.