Indian cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur’s Asian Games participation can likely take a turn due to her recent act during the third and final ODI of the series against Bangladesh. The 34-year-old’s terrible behavior in the third and final ODI of the series against Bangladesh led to the ICC handing her a two-match suspension prior this week.
Harmanpreet Kaur was found accused of violating article 2.8 of the Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision,” and punished with 50% of her match cost and given three demerit points for the Level 2 offense of crushing the stumps in anger after being dismissed. She received a further 25% match cost fine as well as a further penalty point.
The success of the Indian women’s squad will determine Harmanpreet’s future as captain as the games at the Asiad have been given official T20I status.
Harmanpreet Kaur is out of the quarterfinal match and the semi-final contest since Asian Games games are officially considered under the ICC. Her participation in the final is the only one that is assured if the squad advances to the gold medal game.
BCCI will be presenting both a men’s and women’s squad to the competition for the first time ever. India’s men’s and women’s squads received their Asian Games destiny less than a month before the start of the cricket competition in China.
According to their respective ICC T20I rankings as of June 1, India has qualified for both quarterfinals directly. The remaining squads in the men’s and women’s competitions who will start competing from the final eight stage are Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
The 14-team women’s competition will take place prior to the men’s competition. Beginning on September 19, the procedures will continue until September 26, with the conclusion.