In a league match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup that took place on Tuesday, 10 October 2023, Bangladesh was penalised with a fine equal to five percent of their match fee for keeping a sluggish over-rate while playing against England.
The penalty was handed down by Javagal Srinath, a member of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees. This occurred after it was determined that Shakib Al Hasan’s team fell 1 over short of the objective after time allowances were taken into account.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has a code of conduct for players and player support personnel called the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. Article 2.22 of this code addresses minimum over-rate infractions and states that players will be penalised 5% of their match costs for each over that their team does not bowl in the permitted time.
Because Shakib Al Hasan entered a guilty plea to the charge and agreed to the recommended punishment, there was no need for a more formal hearing to take place.
The charge was evened out by the on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Paul Wilson, as well as the third umpire Adrian Holdstock and the fourth umpire Kumar Dharmasena.
In a country where cricket is seen almost as a religion, the Indian Premier League (IPL), which features superstars from all over the world, has been instrumental in India’s rise to the position of undisputed economic driving force in cricket. This is due to the legions of followers and huge media agreements in India.
The addition of cricket to the Olympic programming is a logical step to take from a budgetary point of view.
It would capitalise on the wealthy south Asian market, recruiting followers in nations like India and Pakistan that have not historically been strong in the main Olympic sports. This would be a game changer for the Olympic movement.
Additionally, it could make it easier for cricket to get access to the millions of dollars in public and corporate financing that is presently reserved for sports that are part of the Olympic Games.
This would be beneficial for countries who are just starting out in cricket, but it might also aid financially struggling countries like South Africa.