Bangladesh will lodge an official complaint about South Africa’s “deplorable” sledging during the first Test at Kingsmead.
The tourists claim the umpires – South Africans Marais Erasmus and Adrian Holdstock – ignored their on-field complaints.
BCB cricket operations chief Jalal Yunus told ESPNcricinfo that the BCB is planning to complain to the ICC about both the sledging and overall umpiring during the game.
Yunus said Bangladesh were concerned about how the umpires treated their players when they complained about the Proteas’ sledging.
“They surrounded [Mahmudul Hasan] Joy when he went out to bat,” he said. “They were saying something. He couldn’t say anything back since he is a junior player. It was deplorable. Instead of controlling the situation, the umpires warned our players whenever we made complaints against the sledging.
“Sledging definitely took place from both sides, but when they started it and took it overboard, we complained to the umpires. It wasn’t acceptable. We properly condemn it. We have to accept the umpires’ decisions, but the ICC must reinstate neutral umpires.”