In a highly charged match, where emotions were running high, Tigers won against Sri Lanka in a do-or-die game on March 16 where Mahmudullah Riyad hit a six off the penultimate ball of the innings to hand victory to Tigers.
But the game was marred by incidents involving the Bangladesh team as captain Shakib Al Hasan came down from the dressing room to call off the Tigers’ batsmen and forfeit the game.
Shakib Al Hasan who was playing (and leading) his first match in the series livid towards the end over a no-ball that was not indicated.
Shakib rushed towards the boundary line and almost called Mahmudullah and Rubel Hossain off — an act which would have resulted in Bangladesh conceding the match.
Shakib was seen furious while talking to the fourth umpire near the boundary line. Both Shakib and substitute fielder Nurul Hasan were found guilty of breaching level 1 of ICC’s code of conduct, which calls for 25 percent fine and one demerit point each.
Later it was revealed that the glass door of the Tigers’ dressing was broken and Sri Lankan newspaper The Island has claimed that it was Shakib who broke the dressing room door.
According to the report, Movenpick Hotel had done the catering for the teams during the match and one of the caterers informed match referee Chris Broad that it was Shakib who caused the damage.