The International Cricket Council have warned Jos Buttler about his conduct after the stand-in England captain reacted to provocation from the Bangladesh fielders, according to the Daily Mail.
Buttler was going along quite nicely on 57 before his dismissal sparked what the England all-rounder deemed to be “disappointing” celebrations from the Bangladeshi fielders.
The umpires in England’s second One-Day-International were forced to intervene as the situation began to heat up, and Buttler has been given an official reprimand by the ICC for breaching article 2.1.4, by ‘using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match.
Mashrafe Mortaza and Sabbir Rahman of Bangladesh were also fined 20 percent of their respective match fees for their part in the altercation.
Buttler’s dismissal left England at 123-7 and all but ended their chances of chasing down 239 to win the second one-dayer, with Bangladesh’s victory levelling the three-match series.
And speaking about the incident following the match, Buttler said:
I was just a little bit disappointed in the fashion they celebrated. Mainly just the way they celebrated by running towards me and giving me a bit of a send-off.
You don’t have to run up to a guy. I’m disappointed to get out, but emotions were running high, they were obviously delighted to get the wicket, maybe I should have just walked away.
The controversy did not end with Buttler’s dismissal however, as England’s Vice Captain Ben Stokes confronted Tamim Iqbal at the end of the match, after it was alleged that the Bangladesh batsman barged into Jonny Bairstow.
Stokes later Tweeted, saying:
Congrats to Bangladesh on the win tonight, outplayed us, what I won’t stand for is someone putting a shoulder to my teammate at handshakes.
Following the Bangladesh’s dramatic victory in the second ODI, the final match of the series in Chittagong on Wednesday looks set to be a fiery encounter, with the series all to play for.