Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

The Women in Blue have been hit with a massive blow as they are set to miss the services of their regular skipper Harmanpreet Kaur after breach of ICC’s Code of Conduct. Kaur, who lost her cool during the third ODI of the series against Bangladesh has been handed a two-match suspension following her inappropriate behaviour.

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Kaur, who first was involved in an incident in the 34 th  over of India innings hit the wickets with her bat in a show of dissent after she was adjudged caught at slip by off spinner Nahida Akter and later was involved in an incident during the presentation ceremony when Kaur criticized the umpiring in the match.


While she has been fined 50 per cent of her match fee and three demerit points, as per the ICC’s regulations, two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first.


To add more worry to Team India’s roster, the skipper will now miss the Asian Games quarterfinals and semifinals matches.


Smriti  Mandhana to lead India women’s team in Asian Games 2023


The Women in Blue will next be seen playing in the Asian Games 2023. As the side remain directly qualified for the continental games owing to the ICC Rankings, the side will be seen in action on September 24 with the women’s tournament starting from September 19 at the Hangzhou Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfeng Cricket Field.  Notably, with Harmanpreet missing the next two matches due to her suspension, India’s vice-captain Smriti Mandhana is set to lead the side in her absence.

Team India (Senior Women) squad for 19th Asian Games: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Amanjot Kaur, Devika Vaidya, Anjali Sarvani, Titas Sadhu, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Minnu Mani, Kanika Ahuja, Uma Chetry (wk), Anusha Bareddy

Standby list of players: Harleen Deol, Kashvee Gautam, Sneh Rana, Saika Ishaque, Pooja Vastrakar