Star Pakistan left-arm speedster Shaheen Shah Afridi has been fined 15 per cent of his match fees for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the T20 Internationals game against Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
The left-arm seamer was found to have breached Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to:
“throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment such as a water bottle) at or near a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during an International Match.”
Meanwhile, one demerit point has also been added to the disciplinary record of Shaheen Shah Afridi and it was his first offence in 24 months.
Shaheen Shah Afridi Fired A Throw At Afif Hossain
Meanwhile, the incident happened in the third over of the match between Pakistan and Bangladesh after Shaheen Shah Afridi got smashed for a maximum in the second ball.
Afridi went on to deliver the third ball and he delivered a fuller length delivery and the batsman drove back and Afridi collected the ball in the follow-through and turned around and fired in a throw at the stumps.
Meanwhile, Afif Hossain during this time was in the crease and he turned his back towards the ball but it hit him on the back of his foot and he fell on the ground. Afridi was seen offering the apology to Afif and the physio soon ran down to check on the batsman.
“Afridi admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Neeyamur Rashid of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department as per the COVID-19 interim playing regulations. There was no need for a formal hearing,” said the ICC in a statement.
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