Hasan Ali, a Pakistani pacer, was punished on Saturday for violating Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct, while Bangladesh was fined 20% of its match expenses for maintaining a sluggish over-rate during the first T20 International in Dhaka. After dismissing batsman Nurul Hasan caught behind the wicket in the 17th over of Bangladesh’s innings, Hasan offered an improper send-off to him.

Hasan was found to have violated Article 2.5 of the International Cricket Council’s Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which prohibits “using language, actions, or gestures that disparage or could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.” In addition, Hasan’s disciplinary record has been updated with one demerit point, given this was his first offence in a 24-month period,” the ICC said in a statement.

After time allowances were taken into account, Bangladesh players were found to be one over short of the target and were penalised 20% of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate in the match. According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, “players are penalised 20% of their match fees for every over if their team fails to bowl in the allocated time,” the ICC said.

Hasan and Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah accepted the sanctions imposed by Neeyamur Rashid of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department in accordance with the COVID-19 interim playing regulations. A formal hearing was not required. The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Sharfudoulla Ibne Shahid and Masudur Rahman, third umpire Gazi Sohel, and fourth official Tanvir Ahmed. A minimum punishment of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50% of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points apply to Level 1 violations.