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PSL 8: Shadab, others fined for showing dissent

RAWALPINDI: Islamabad United’s captain Shadab Khan, Multan Sultans’ Shan Masood and Tim David were fined 10 per cent of their match fees for showing dissent at umpires’ decisions during their sides’ match in the Pakistan Super League season 8 on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, Shadab’s teammate Fazalhaq Farooqi was also fined 10 per cent of the match fee for using abusive language at the batters’ dismissal during Islamabad United’s encounter against Lahore Qalanadars on Thursday.

Shadab, Shan and Tim were fined for breaching a Level 1 offence of the HBL PSL Code of Conduct in separate incidents.

“All three players were found to have violated Article 2.8 of the PSL Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match,” said PCB in a media release on Friday

However, Farooqi was found to have violated Article 2.5 of the PCB Code of Conduct, which reads as: “Using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during a match”.

In Shadab’s case, the incident happened in the fourth ball of 20th over of Multan Sultans’ batting, when a wide ball was given by the on-field umpire and upon that Shadab came running from the boundary line and expressed his disappointment at the decision.

As regards to Shan, on the penultimate ball of 14th over of Multan Sultans batting, Shan expressed his disappointment after the umpire didn’t signal it one for the over for a short pitched ball. Similarly, Tim David on the second ball of the 18th over of Multan Sultans’ batting, expressed his displeasure over the leg-umpire’s decision not to call a short pitched ball a wide delivery.

Farooqi, however, used abusive language after dismissing Sam Billings in the 19th over of Lahore Qalandars’ batting.

Shadab, Shan and Farooqi pleaded guilty to the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by the match referee, Roshan Mahanama, in both matches.

David challenged the decision and after the formal hearing, the match referee upheld his decision. The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Faisal Afridi and Rashid Riaz.

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