The Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh Match In Nidahas Trophy Proves That Cricket Is No Longer A Gentlemen’s Game

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1:37 pm 17 Mar, 2018


In a must-win encounter for each side, Sri Lanka took on Bangladesh on March 16, 2018, at the ongoing Nidahas Trophy match which was touted to be a virtual semi-final. The winner would take on India in the finals on March 18.

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While this match had all the elements of a classic semi-final, the situation was nothing new as all cricket fans and teams have witnessed this scenario many times before.


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What the fans were not expecting was the death of the gentleman’s game with the Bangladesh team not only crossing all lines but proving that cricket now as a game is reaching a new low with fights and abuses being part of almost every match scenario.


It all started when Sri Lanka set a target of 160 runs for Bangladesh to chase.

While Mahmudullah’s superb six in the last over made sure that Bangladesh reached the target, the match till that point was full of drama.



Earlier in the match Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan had asked two batsmen to step out of the ground in protest against Mustafizur Rahman’s run-out decision and then during drinks break Nurul Hasan having a go at Sri Lankan skipper Thisara Perera with a war of words.

The matter only became worse from there as match officials soon had to intervene and once the match was over Bangladesh players celebrated with their win with a Naagin Dance.


Yes, the whole team came out on the ground and did the Naagin dance.

The situation got worsened with Bangladesh players reportedly even damaging the visitors dressing room after the match was over.



While ICC and Bangladesh Cricket Board is yet to respond to above, the whole event has left cricket fans angry at Bangladesh team for showing poor sportsmanship.




What are your thoughts on Bangladesh’s behavior and what according to you is the best punishment for the team?