The International Cricket Council (ICC) sanctioned five players from Bangladesh and India for their misconduct in a scuffle on the field after Bangladesh won their maiden U19 World Cup title in South Africa on Sunday.
After Bangladesh defeated India by 3 wickets in the final, their players stormed onto the field to celebrate their historic triumph as members from both the teams were seen shoving and pushing each other, forcing the umpires to intervene and calm the players.
Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan of Bangladesh and Indians Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi were all charged with breaches of the ICC code of conduct and handed international suspensions of between four and 10 matches.
"The elation and disappointment experienced by some players after the game spilled over into unedifying scenes that have no place in our sport," said Geoff Allardice, the ICC's General Manager Cricket.
"Respect is at the very heart of the spirit of cricket, and players are expected to show self-discipline, congratulate the opposition on their successes and enjoy the success of their own team.
"It is disappointing that Code of Conduct charges needed to be laid after such a closely contested match, but it is important to reinforce the standard of behavior that will be expected of these young players should they transition to senior international cricket."
From the Bangladesh squad, Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain and Rakibul Hasan were handed 6 demerit points each their Level 3 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct while from India, Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi were slapped with 5 demerit points.
BDST: 1231 HRS, FEB 11, 2020