The biggest festival in the Caribbean, the CPL 2018 gets underway and already gave goosebumps to its fans. Meanwhile, Sohail Tanvir opens the sheet of improper gestures to the opposition batsman.
The incident had happened during the match between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Eventually, the Pakistani bowler got slapped with a fine by the match referee for an inappropriate send-off.
Sohail Tanvir accepts the fine
During the game, the lanky Australia Ben Cutting smashed a superb six off Sohail Tanvir in 17th over. However, the experienced campaigner came back hard by bowling a stupendous yorker to rattle Cutting’s LED stumps.
Despite bowling a deadly yorker, Tanvir couldn’t control himself who gave an inappropriate gesture by showing the middle finger to Ben Cutting. However, Cutting was quiet on his walk back to the pavilion.
“The Guyana Amazon Warriors pacer, Sohail Tanvir has been levied with a fine of 15% after making an inappropriate gesture during the match against St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots in Guyana, on Thursday (August 9)”, the official release said.
It is understood from the release the bowler had accepted the charges sanctioned by the match referee, Denavon Hayles. Therefore, no further hearings are needed.
#CPL2018 Sohail Tanvir bowls Ben Cutting after being hit for a six the previous delivery, then gives him the double finger!! Shocker! Has to be some sanction from that..kids watching. That said appears anything goes these days pic.twitter.com/vMLpUEdVdb
— Lukesters (@Lukesters) August 9, 2018
Shimron Hetmyer’s unbeaten 79* outshines Gayle’s 86:
After losing the toss, St Kitts was asked to bat first. The deadly opening duo Evin Lewis and Gayle walked to the amidst of high roarings from the crowd at CPL 2018. However, Evin Lewis disappointed after exposing his stumps to Chris Green.
Tom Cooper and Ben Cutting too failed to knock the runs for the side. However, Chris Gayle showed his glorious touch with his willow who smoked Warriors to all corner of the park.
Sadly, none of the St Kitts batsmen stood up to the task thus reaching to 146 despite Gayle’s 86. In reply to the chase, Guyana lost Ronchi, Walton and Shoaib Malik for the low scores.
Just when things looked like moving in visitors side, Shimron Hetmer showed his class by smashing unbeaten 79* off 45 balls. He numbered nine fours and four sixes to his stunning knock.
Sandeep Lamichchane has been the pick of bowlers for St Kitts who scalped a couple of wickets by giving away just 12 runs in his four-over spell.