Zimbabwe captain Sikandar Raza has been handed a two-match ban and will miss the remaining T20 international fixtures against Ireland after he was sanctioned for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct. The star all-rounder was fined 50 percent of his match fee and received two demerit points for aggressively charging towards the Ireland duo of Curtis Campher and Josh Little while pointing his bat and breaking away from the umpire who had tried to calm the situation during the first game between the two sides at Harare Sports Club on Thursday.
That penalty took his demerit points tally to four points within a 24-month period, resulting in him being barred from playing two matches. Sean Williams will stand in as Zimbabwe’s captain for the remaining two T20I matches against Ireland this Saturday and Sunday.
For their part, Campher and Little have been fined 15 percent of their respective match fees and received one demerit point each, their first within 24 months. Campher was charged with charging towards Raza, side-stepping one of the on-field umpires who tried to stop his progress. Little was charged with making physical contact with Raza after the latter complained about Little’s blocking his path when trying to make a run.
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