Indian women’s cricket: The star cricketer of the Indian women’s team has been suspended for violating the code of conduct, know who that player is?: Indian women’s cricket team captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, has found herself facing a suspension from the next two international matches due to two separate breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct.
These incidents occurred during the third match of the ICC Women’s Championship series against Bangladesh in Dhaka on a Saturday.
The first breach took place when Kaur, feeling frustrated after being given out caught in the slips by off-spinner Nahida Akhtar in the 34th over of India’s innings, expressed her discontent by hitting the wickets with her bat.
This was a Level 2 offence, for which Harmanpreet was fined 50% of her match money and given three demerit points on her disciplinary playing record.
Her actions were deemed to be a violation of item 2.8 of the International Cricket Council’s Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which specifically prohibits “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision.”
Additionally, Kaur faced a Level 1 infraction for “public criticism in relation to an incident occurring in an international match” after she openly criticized the umpiring during the presentation ceremony.
As a consequence, she was penalized 25% of her match fee and earned one demerit point on her disciplinary record.
To her credit, the Indian captain accepted the punishment suggested by Akhtar Ahmed of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees.
This collaborative approach meant that there was no need for a formal hearing, and the penalties were swiftly implemented.
It is a concerning development for Indian cricket, as Harmanpreet Kaur’s suspension will be a blow to the team’s leadership on the field.
Her actions serve as a reminder to all players about the importance of upholding the spirit of the game and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship, both in victory and defeat.
As the team looks ahead to future matches, it is hoped that this incident will be a learning experience for Harmanpreet Kaur and the entire squad.
Discipline and respect for the game and its officials are paramount in maintaining the integrity and reputation of cricket as a sport.
It remains to be seen how the Indian women’s team will cope with the temporary absence of their captain, but one thing is certain – the spotlight will be on them to show resilience and unity in the face of this setback.
Cricket enthusiasts and fans around the world will be keeping a keen eye on the upcoming matches to witness how the Indian team performs without their talismanic captain, and to see how Harmanpreet Kaur herself responds to the lessons learned from this incident.