Indian women's cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur received a two-match ban after being found guilty of a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct on Tuesday, July 25. The star batter lost her temper during the third ODI against Bangladesh at Mirpur's Shere Bangla National Stadium and hit stumps with a bat and then criticized umpires.

Harmanpreet was found guilty of breaching article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players for showing dissent at the umpire's decision and slammed with a 50% of match fee and three demerit points to her disciplinary


She was additionally fined 25% of the match fee for publicly criticizing umpires. Harmanpreet accepted offenses and the sanction proposed but Akhtar Ahmed of the ICC International Panel of Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing. 

This is the first time any female cricketer is found guilty of a Level 2 breach which carries a penalty of 50-100% match fee and there to four demerit points for the next two years. Four demerit points mean a player will miss his or her next Test match or two white-ball international games.
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