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Ravi Bopara fined for breaching BCB code of conduct

Sylhet Sunrisers’ captain Ravi Bopara has been fined 75 per cent of his match fees for breaching the BCB Code of Conduct (CoC) during the team’s Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 cricket match against the Khulna Tigers on February 7 in Sylhet.

Three (03) demerit points have also been added to his disciplinary record, said a BCB media release on Wednesday

The Technical Committee of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League T20′ 2022 sanctioned the penalties following an appeal by Bopara against a three-match ban imposed by the Match Referee Debabrata Paul for the initial charge brought forward by the umpires for a Level 3 (2.14) offence which relates to ‘Changing the condition of the ball’ and is a breach of clause 41.3 of the BPL Match Playing Conditions.

After the appeal hearing on February 8, the Technical Committee reversed the suspension and executed the fine in accordance with the authority awarded to it in Article 8.2.3.4 of the CoC which states that ‘the Technical Committee shall have the power to increase or decrease, amend or otherwise substitute a new decision on the appropriateness (or otherwise) of the sanction imposed at first instance’.

It is further confirmed as per Article 8.2.3.6 that, ‘Any decision made by the Technical Committee under this Article 8.2, shall be the full, final and complete disposition of the matter and will be binding on all parties’.

Pursuant to Article 7.5 of the Code, if Bopara reaches four (04) or more demerit points in the tournament, that will be converted into match suspension. Four demerit points equate to a one-match ban.

Source: United News of Bangladesh