ICC punishes Rashid Khan for angrily throwing bat at teammate at 2024 T20 World Cup

Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib

Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a show of disagreement towards a teammate during the Super 8 clash against Bangladesh in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

The incident took place in the last over of Afghanistan’s innings when Rashid Khan and Karim Janat were batting in the middle. On the third ball of the over, Rashid Khan missed a shot towards cover and wanted a double to get the strike.

After quickly completing the first run, he ran for the second and was already halfway there, but Janat pulled him back. The Afghan superstar did not like him and lost his cool. A frustrated Rashid Khan expressed his anger by throwing his bat on the ground before returning to the crease.

Janat then took the bat and handed it to his captain, who still looked furious at being returned. And the outburst on the field has earned him a sanction from the game’s governing body. He has received an official reprimand and a demerit point for his conduct. It is his first offense in a 24-month period.

Rashid Khan was found to have violated Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct. He breached Article 2.9, which deals with “throwing a ball or any other cricket equipment at or near a player in an inappropriate or dangerous manner during an international match.”

Afghanistan led by Rashid Khan prepares for a historic clash:

Rashid Khan and his teammates are currently preparing for the historic semi-final clash against South Africa in the T20 World Cup. They have qualified for the semi-finals for the first time and will look to continue their dream run in the tournament.

The semi-final against South Africa is scheduled for Thursday (June 27). They booked their place in the semi-final after registering a historic victory over Australia before beating Bangladesh. In the second semi-final, India and defending champions England will face each other.