After all the drama and the controversial contest ended in Bangladesh’s favour in the virtual semi-final of Nidahas Trophy against Sri Lanka, it seems the person responsible for damaged dressing room for visitors has been revealed. Towards the end of the match, players from both the sides had heated altercation and Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was even seen calling his players back to pavilion.
However, post match it was found that the glass door of Bangladesh’s dressing room at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo was broken by the visiting team. Bangladesh Cricket Board Chief Nazmul Hasan had to apologise for this shameful act.
Moreover, as reported by a Sri Lankan newspaper, The Island, match referee Chris Broad spoke to the caterers at the venue in order to find the culprit. As per the report, the caterers named Shakib for the destruction. Caterers seem to have seen Shakib pushing the door forcefully, which caused the damage.
After the match, Broad handed 25 percent fine on Shakib as the skipper pleaded guilty to the charge of ‘conduct contrary to the spirit of the game’.
Broad even explained everything by saying, “I understand that it was… tense and an edge-of-the-seat match with (a) place in the final on the line, but the actions of the two players were unacceptable and cannot be condoned as they clearly went overboard. Had the fourth umpire not stopped Shakib and the fielders remonstrating, and then had the on-field umpires not intervened between Nurul and Thisara, things could have become worse.”