New Delhi. The International Cricket Council has taken strict action against Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur. He has been banned for 2 matches for showing anger after getting out in the match against Bangladesh on Saturday and misbehaving with the umpire after the match. Because of this action, the Indian team will have to go without a captain in the opening matches of the Asia Cup.
Harmanpreet Kaur hit the stumps in anger after being dismissed in the tied third and final ODI against Bangladesh. He will have to face a two-match ban for damaging sporting goods and criticizing the umpires. After this punishment, it has been decided that she will not be able to play in the opening matches of the Asian Games.
Harmanpreet Kaur was adjudged LBW by Bangladesh bowler Nahida Akhtar during the match but she claimed that the ball hit the bottom of her bat. When she was returning to the pavilion after being declared out by the field umpire, she vented her anger on the stumps. He openly expressed his anger towards the umpire.
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Harmanpreet Kaur not only created a ruckus after getting out, but later criticized the umpires when the photo session was taking place during the award ceremony. Insulting the umpire, the Indian captain even told the Bangladesh captain that the umpires should attend the trophy ceremony with both the teams. Because the result of the match has changed only because of the umpire’s decision.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 25, 2023, 18:57 IST