England urge Buttler to stay out of trouble
ENGLAND cricket coach Trevor Bayliss said yesterday he hoped captain Jos Buttler would stay out of trouble after he was given an official warning for his on-field behaviour during Sunday’s 34-run loss to Bangladesh.
The International Cricket Council ( ICC) cautioned Buttler over his reaction to Mashrafe Mortaza and Sabbir Rahman’s celebrations following his dismissal after a TV review which proved to be decisive.
After England made a poor start in their reply to Bangladesh’s total of 238-8, Buttler was threatening to turn the match on its head with a run-a-ball innings of 57 which was ended in controversial fashion.
The on-field umpire had initially turned down Taskin Ahmed’s lbw appeal against Buttler, but Bangladesh sought a television review which confirmed the ball hit him plumb in his back foot and left England 123-7.
The verdict triggered lively celebrations in the Bangladesh camp, with several players exchanging words with the batsman as he made his way back to the pavilion, forcing the umpires to immediately intervene.
“It is not the first time we have seen it in international cricket and probably won’t be the last,” Bayliss told reporters in Chittagong.
“He (Buttler) got a slap on the wrist and I am sure he will be doing his best to stay out of trouble in the future.” – AFP