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Imad Wasim fined for breaching code of conduct

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has fined Karachi Kings’ all-rounder Imad Wasim 5 per cent of his match fee for a Level I breach of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) code of conduct during his side’s one-run defeat against Islamabad United here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Monday night.

“Imad was found to have violated Article 2.5 of the PSL code of conduct for players and player support personnel,” said a spokesman of the PCB here on Tuesday. The article relates to using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during a PSL match.

The incident happened in the first over after Imad had Rahmanullah Gurbaz caught by Babar Azam at mid-off after the opener had hit the left-arm spinner for two sixes in three balls.

Imad admitted the offence and accepted the sanction imposed by Ranjan Madugalle and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Asif Yaqoob and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Rashid Riaz and fourth umpire Nasir Hussain.

Published in Dawn, February 16th, 2022

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