Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam has been fined 25% of his match fee after hitting Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews with the ball in the ongoing second Test.
Taijul was found to have breached the code of conduct relating to throwing a ball at or near a player in an inappropriate or dangerous manner.
The incident occurred in the 69th over of Sri Lanka’s innings on Wednesday when Taijul, after fielding the ball on his follow-through, threw it in the direction of Mathews, hitting him.
Mathews, then within his crease, was not intending to take a run.
Taijul admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad ,so there was no need for a formal hearing. Taijul was also handed a demerit point.
Mathews was unbeaten on 58 at the end of the rain-hit third day, guiding Sri Lanka to 282-5 in their first innings in response to Bangladesh’s 365.
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