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Harmanpreet Kaur suspended for two matches following the breach of ICC Code of Conduct

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In a big jolt, Indian Women’s Team skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has been suspended for next two international matches following the on-filed blow-up during the third and final ODI against Bangladesh Women. On Tuesday, Harmanpreet Kaur was suspended by International Cricket Council (ICC) for breaching the Code of Conduct. The incident came to light during the third and final ODI when she was given out LBW, which infuriated her as she smashed the stumps with the bat. 
She was fined 50 percent of her match fee for the level 2 offence and received three demerits points on her disciplinary record. She was found guilty of breaching article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for players and player Support Personnel, relating to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision.
Harmanpreet Kaur was also given a separate Level 1 penalty that carried the fine of 25 percent of her match fee and one demerit point for public criticism of match officials. Following her dismissal, Kaur had lashed out at the umpiring while terming it “pathetic”.
As per ICC, Kaur admitted to the offences, “The Indian captain admitted the offences and agreed to the sanctions proposed by Akhtar Ahmed of the Emirates ICC International Panel Match Referees. As a result, there was no need for a formal hearing, and the penalties were implemented promptly,” said the ICC.

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