Bengal’s Manoj Tiwary has been suspended for one match and fined his entire match fee for showing dissent after being adjudged lbw against in the East Zone one-dayer against Jharkhand at Barabati Stadium on Friday.
However, the Bengal team has denied reports coming out of Cuttack that Tiwary damaged the dressing room after his dismissal.
“As the captain of the team, I can tell you that Tiwary did not do anything after coming back to the dressing room,” Laxmi Ratan Shukla told HT over the phone from Cuttack on Friday evening.
Tiwary scored just three before falling to Y. Krishanatry as Bengal chased Jharkhand’s total of 196. “Tiwary believed he had inside-edged the ball and showed his bat and spoke a word or two to the umpire,” Bengal’s assistant coach Gautam Shome Junior said over the phone. “He was already on the level II offenders’ list and this was deemed level III and that is why he was banned for one match.”
The middle-order batsman, who has played one ODI, will miss Bengal’s next match, against Assam on Sunday.
This is the second time this season that Tiwary has shown dissent at an umpire’s decision. In Dhanbad during the East Zone leg of the inter-state T20s in October last year, Tiwary broke a plastic chair after getting out lbw against the same opposition, Jharkhand.
However, Shome, too, said Tiwary did not damage anything this time. “A corner of a mirror in the dressing room was broken by someone shadow practising during lunch. It had nothing to do with Tiwary’s dismissal (which took place later).”