Harmanpreet was accused of a Level 2 breach of the ICC’s code of conduct

Harmanpreet will be the first female cricketer accused of an offence of Level 2 under the code of conduct adopted by the ICC, and she could be fined four demerit points due to her angry outburst.

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur will likely receive four points of demerit due to her reaction when she was issued a warning and expressed criticism of the umpires in the final ODI of the series against Bangladesh, ending with a draw. 

Although the ICC has yet to issue an announcement to the media on the specific punishment, Harmanpreet Kaur is at risk of becoming the first female cricketer in history to find to be guilty of a level 2 breach in the code of conduct for cricketers that governs player conduct.

When she was thrown out in slips for 14 runs, Harmanpreet hit the stumps using her bat. Later, Harmanpreet, during the presentation after the match, called the standard of umpiring “pathetic” throughout the game.

ESPNcricinfo is aware that the referee for the match recommended three points of demerit in the event of equipment damage and one demerit penalty for criticizing official officials during the game. The ICC makes the final decision. There is a good chance that the BCCI has spoken to the ICC.

Following the ICC regulations, if the player has reached the number of demerit marks within a one-year time frame, they will be changed into suspension points and the player is then exiled. Two suspension points translate to the suspension of one Test, either two ODIs or two T20Is or whatever is to the first.

There are 29 women’s athletes have been accused of violating the conduct code in the latest ICC list, which dates back to 2016 and was published on June 7. Other than Harmanpreet, Veda Krishnamurthy is the only Indian player held guilty twice.

Harmanpreet’s previous experience receiving a demerit point was in the Ladies’ World Cup 2017 semi-finals against Australia. After putting the legspinner Kristen Beams through midwicket, Harmanpreet was in an incident with Deepti Sharma. They finished the double which brought Harmanpreet’s century. 

Instead of celebrating this milestone, Harmanpreet was seen throwing her helmet over the side of the track and hurling verbal shots at Deepti. Harmanpreet was sentenced to a level 1 crime, a charge she accepted.

The breaking of stumps by players – by a bat or kicking- while responding to umpires’ decisions is not an ordinary incident in cricket. The most recent instance occurred in Bangladesh. 

The year 2021 was the date Bangladesh Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, a Bangladeshi allrounder was banned for 3 matches and was penalized USD 5800 in the course of a Dhaka Premier League T20 match between Abahani Limited and Mohammedan Sporting Club.

Shakib Shakib, who was playing Mohammedan and Mohammedan, hit the stumps right after umpire Imran Parvez rejected his appeal for lbw for Mushfiqur Rahim. 

After a few more overs, Shakib smashed the three stumps before throwing them to the ground following the umpire Mahfuzur Rahman demanded cover as it began to pour.

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