Indian women’s team skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has been suspended for the next two international matches after she was found guilty of breaching two ICC Code of Conducts.
In its official statement, the International Cricket Council (ICC) informed that Harmanpreet Kaur has admitted the offences and agreed to the sanctions proposed by Akhtar Ahmed of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees.
With that development, Harmanpreet Kaur is likely to miss the quarterfinal and semifianl of the Asian Games 2023. In Kaur’s absence, Smriti Mandhana is likely to take over.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur first breach
It was during the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh when Kaur was given out leg-before by the on-field umpire, but she vented out her anger by hitting at the stumps with her bat.
The Indian skipper was fined 50 percent of her match fee for the Level 2 offence and received three demerit points on her disciplinary record.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur second breach:
In her second breach, Kaur was found guilty of violating the article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, relating to ‘showing dissent at an umpire’s decision.’
During match presentation, Kaur openly criticised the umpiring during the bilateral series and termed it ‘pathetic.’
Kaur was fined 20 percent of her match fee.