The Afghan cricket ream skipper Ashgahr Afghan, spin sensation Rashid Khan, and Pakistan’s fast bolwer Hassan Ali were fined for breaching the ICC code of conduct during last night’s match in Super Four of Asia Cup.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Saturday that the players have been fined 15 per cent of their match fees.
The statement further added that the players have also received one demerit point each for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during their Super-Four match in the Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
According to ICC, Hasan and Asghar were found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”, while Rashid was found to have violated Article 2.1.7, which deals with “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”
“The incident involving Hasan happened in the 33rd over of Afghanistan’s innings when he threatened to throw the ball towards striker Hashmatullah Shahidi after fielding off his own bowling,” ICC added.
“As regards the incident involving Asghar, the Afghanistan captain brushed his shoulder with the bowler Hasan in the 37th over as he passed him while taking a run,” ICC said in its statement.
According to the International Cricket Council, Rashid was charged and fined for giving a sendoff to Asif Ali in the 47th over of Pakistan’s innings by holding up a finger and staring at the batsman, an action that could have provoked an aggressive reaction from the departing batsman.