Mustafizer, Dhoni fined for collision

2015-06-19 13:58
MS Dhoni (Gallo Images)

DHAKA — Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman and India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni were fined on Friday for colliding during the first one-day international.

At a hearing the players attended a day after the match, they were found guilty of breaching the ICC code of conduct by match referee Andy Pycroft, who fined Mustafizur 50 percent of his match fee, and Dhoni 75 percent.

Pycroft decided the collision was "inappropriate and deliberate."

The incident happened in the 25th over, when Dhoni hit a delivery from debutant Mustafizur to mid-off and ran a single. Mustafizer moved into Dhoni's path, and Dhoni knocked over the fast bowler, who left the field for a short time.

"In the hearing, Dhoni defended the charge on the basis that the bowler was on the wrong line, and realizing that he couldn't avoid the collision, he used his hand and arm to push him away as he went through to minimize the impact.

"However, my assessment was that Dhoni deliberately pushed and shouldered Mustafizur, which was inappropriate. Even if there was a narrow gap between the runner (Suresh Raina) and the bowler, an experienced Dhoni should have tried to avoid the collision, as cricket is a non-contact sport, and the players are expected to avoid physical contact at all times."

Mustafizur pleaded guilty at the hearing and accepted the fine.

"Mustafizur admitted his actions in not getting out of the batsman's way were inappropriate, and he should have done more to avoid the contact," Pycroft said.

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