Pakistan’s right arm pacer Hasan Ali along with Afghanistan’s duo of Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan have been fined for 15% of their match fees and are also handed one demerit point breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during the clash between the two teams.
Pakistan and Afghanistan faced each other in a Super-Four match in the Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi on Friday, where Hasan and Ashghar 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.”
On the other hand, Rashid Khan 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.”
Hasan Ali threatened to throw the ball at Hashmatullah Shahidi in the 33rd over of Afghanistan’s inning, which got in trouble.
However, Asghar Afghan, who got a demerit point for the second time in 24 months, was charged for the incident where he brushed his shoulder with Hasan Ali’s while he was running for a run in 37th over of the inning.
Rashid Khan pointed finger at Asif Ali and gave him a stare after dismissing him, which got him a fine and a demerit point.
All three players pleaded guilty to their offences and accepted the fines imposed by the match referee, Andy Pycroft, so there was no need for an official hearing.