Ahmed Shehzad will lose half his match price from the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy’s drawn fixture between his facet, Central Punjab, and Sindh earlier this week after his facet was discovered responsible of ball-tampering. There isn’t a proof to counsel Shehzad was straight concerned in altering the situation of the ball, however in accordance with a PCB media launch, the umpires discovered the situation of the “ball had been unfairly modified by a member of the fielding facet”. Shehzad pleaded not responsible to the cost, and whereas he accepted the reprimand, he emphatically denied he had tampered with the ball.
In keeping with the PCB, the incident occurred through the 17th over of Sindh’s first innings throughout a routine inspection of the ball. The on-field umpires, Mohammad Asif and Zameer Haider, later reported the incident to the match referee Nadeem Arshad, who believed Shehzad, as captain of the facet accused, had a case to reply.
“Ahmed pleaded not responsible to the cost, and, as such, a listening to happened after the match on Thursday, wherein Ahmed was discovered responsible,” the PCB launch said.
“We will comply with disagree on this incident as I preserve that the situation of the ball modified naturally because of the tough taking part in sq. and never artificially,” Shehzad stated after the decision. “I attempted to persuade the match officers, however they insisted and I settle for and respect their determination.
“I’d by no means bask in such an act nor enable any of my teammates to disrespect the sport. My precedence is to play laborious, aggressive and result-oriented cricket, and on the similar time encourage the youthful era, which watches us play the sport.”
“Azhar Ali was discovered responsible of participating in a Degree 1 offence described in Article 2.9, which offers with throwing a ball at or close to a participant, assist personnel, umpire, match referee or some other third individual in an inappropriate and/or harmful method throughout a match, whereas Sohail Khan was discovered responsible of committing an Article 2.10 – Degree 1 offence, which pertains to time losing by any participant or crew throughout a match”, the PCB stated.
“Each the gamers had been charged by on-field umpires Mohammad Asif and Zameer Ahmed. Because the gamers accepted the proposed sanctions by match referee Nadeem Arshad, there was no additional want for formal hearings.”