Harmanpreet Kaur’s career stained, ICC may impose ban, batting on stump will be costly

By Nishu Bhardwaj July 24, 2023 10:59 PM IST

Dubai. Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur could face a two-match ban for damaging sporting equipment and criticizing umpires after the third and final ODI against Bangladesh ended in a tie on Saturday, which could mean she will miss the opening matches of the Asian Games.

Harmanpreet was given out lbw off the bowling of Nahida Akhtar but she claimed that the ball had hit the bottom of her bat. Before returning to the pavilion, he took out his anger on the stumps. After this, he criticized the umpires in the prize distribution ceremony and even said that the umpires should attend the trophy ceremony with both the teams.

Because of his rude behavior, Bangladesh captain Nigar Sultana left there with her team and advised the Indian captain to learn manners. Sources in the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) told PTI on the condition of confidentiality, “He has been accused of damaging sporting goods and criticizing match officials and discussions are on whether to add three demerit points to his account or four.”

He said, “If four demerit points are received within 24 months, then the player may have to stay out of one Test or two limited overs matches.” In this case, he may have to stay out of two matches of the Asian Games.

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