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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka fight: Broken glass panels cause stir, Shakib Al Hasan fined

A glass door of the Bangladesh cricket team’s dressing room was found broken after the visiting side defeated Sri Lanka cricket team to enter Nidahas Trophy tri-series final. Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan were fined 25 per cent match fee for argument.

cricket Updated: Mar 17, 2018 16:01 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Broken glass panels in the Bangladesh dressing room after Bangladesh cricket team’s T20 match against Sri Lanka cricket team in Nidahas Trophy on Friday.(Twitter/ESPNCricinfo)

International Cricket Council (ICC)match referee Chris Broad has asked authorities at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo to study CCTV footage after a glass window of the visitor’s dressing room was found broken following a heated finish to the virtual semifinal of the Nidahas T20 tri-series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Friday. (Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy, Colombo, Highlights)

Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan were later fined 25 per cent match fee for argument during the match.

Bangladesh made it to the final of the series following their narrow two-wicket win over the hosts in a series which is being played to mark the completion of 70 years of Sri Lanka’s independence.

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Players from both teams, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were involved in heated discussions and were seen pointing fingers at the field after Bangladesh scored 12 runs needed off the final over to set up the final clash with India.

Bangladesh's team members perform a nagin dance as they celebrate their team's victory over Sri Lanka. (AFP)

According to Cricbuzz, Broad was informed about the damage by the ground staff, who then asked them to study CCTV footage to determine who caused the damage.

It is expected that the ICC match referee will come down hard on players following a heated finish to the contest.

The umpires will also study the footage of the final moments of play to see and decide whether they are required to press charges against any player from either side.

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Mahmudullah, who scored the winning runs for Bangladesh on the second last ball of the game, was furious earlier in the over when the on-field umpires did not give a no-ball for height with Mustafizur Rahman being the batsman.

Damages after celebrations by the Bangladesh cricket team in its dressing room. (AFP)

Mahmudullah went on to argue with the umpires, and simultaneously, a Bangladeshi substitute who had arrived with drinks got involved in a heated discussion with the Sri Lankan players. One of the Sri Lankan players pushed the substitute, which sent the visiting dressing room in a frenzy.

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Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis was seen arguing and gesturing at the raucous Bangladeshi players while they were celebrating their victory. Tamim Iqbal put his arm around Mendis’ shoulder to calm him down, reported ESPNCricinfo.

First Published: Mar 17, 2018 11:56 IST