the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, has been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) due to her misconduct in a recent One Day International (ODI) match against Bangladesh.
During the third One Day International (ODI) match against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Saturday, Harmanpreet Kaur expressed her dissatisfaction with an umpiring decision. This decision ultimately led to her dismissal from the game.
After being caught at slip by Nahida Akter for 14 runs, Harmanpreet Kaur displayed her frustration by slamming the wickets with her bat. Subsequently, during the presentation ceremony, she openly criticized the umpiring decisions. The ICC identified these actions as two distinct violations of its Code of Conduct.
Two breaches were covered: “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision” and “public criticism related to an incident in an international match.”
Harmanpreet Kaur’s suspension will result in her absence from the first two matches of the Asian Games cricket tournament in Hangzhou, which takes place in September-October.
Deputy Smriti Mandhana is set to lead the Indian women’s cricket team for the Asian Games while Harmanpreet Kaur is absent.
India and Bangladesh tied their third ODI, resulting in a 1-1 draw for the three-match series. Notably, Bangladesh secured their first-ever victory over India in women’s ODI cricket during the series opener.
Bangladesh came in second place at the Asian Games women’s cricket tournament during two editions of the event, namely Guangzhou 2010 and Incheon 2014. Pakistan emerged as the champions in both occurrences of the women’s Asian Games cricket tournament.