Tushar Imran, the skipper of Grmeenphone, has been fined Tk 10,000 for misbehaving with two officials during the match between GrameenPhone and Partex in the Corporate Cricket League on Monday. The two officials – venue manager Omar Faroque and match manager Abid Abbas Kishan – also have been pulled out from their duties for their involvement in the untoward incident.
Eye witnesses said, Abid Abbas was the first to rebuke Tushar for sitting in front of the umpire’s room. As the room is situated in between the two dressing rooms, Tushar claimed it was his privilege to sit there and there was nothing wrong in it.
Venue manger Omar Faruque later interfered. Few other GrameenPhone players later joined their skipper only to make the matter worse, which was the first of its kind in the Corporate Cricket League.
Following a written complaint by the match and the venue managers, match referee Rafiqul Alam called Tushar for hearing after the match. According to the sources, Tushar admitted his guilt and avoided harsh punishment.
According to the insiders, Tushar could have been suspended for three matches and fined Tk 2,500 had he not admitted the fault. Meanwhile, after verbal complaint from GrameenPhone coach Jalal Ahmed Chowdhury, the organising committee of the Corporate Cricket League, has pulled out both the officials, who failed to respect the dignity of a player.