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T20 World Cup 2021: ICC fines Liton Das, Lahiru Kumara for violating code of conduct

Liton Das of Bangladesh and Lahiru Kumara of Sri Lanka were involved in a heated exchange during the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. As a result, they have been fined by ICC.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021: ICC fines Liton Das, Lahiru Kumara for violating code of conduct-ayh
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Dubai - United Arab Emirates, First Published Oct 25, 2021, 6:12 PM IST
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On Sunday, the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup saw a controversial moment during Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh clash at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. After Liton Das was dismissed, pacer Lahiru Kumar exchanged a few words with him, resulting in a heated altercation between the two before the Lankan players separated them.

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Things looked ugly at a point, as they came close to nearly exchanging physical blows. Later, Lanka went on to win the match by five wickets, with seven balls to spare. Naturally, it had to draw the match referee's attention, along with the International Cricket Council (ICC). On the same note, the ICC, on Monday, fined the duo. While Liton was fined 15% of his match fees, Kumara suffered a 25% fine.

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"In the recently concluded Group B, Super 12 game of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Sunday in Sharjah, Sri Lankan bowler Lahiru Kumara and Bangladeshi batter Liton Das Kumar were both fined for breaching level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel," mentioned ICC in a statement.

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"Kumara was found guilty of breaching Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to 'Using language, actions or gestures which disparage, or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.' Das was found guilty of breaching Article 2.20 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to 'conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game'," it added.

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