Karachi : Sindh First XI captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been fined 35 % of the match fee for using inappropriate language.
The wicketkeeper-batsman violated a level 1 offence during Sindh’s match against Northern at the UBL Sports Complex in Karachi.
Sarfaraz repeatedly made inappropriate comments against an umpiring decision during the second day of the third-round fixture of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
Sarfaraz was reported by on-field umpires Faisal Afridi and Saqib Khan for the violation of article 2.21 of the PCB Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
The 33-year-old pleaded guilty and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Mohammad Anees.
On the other hand, Central Punjab’s Usman Salahuddin has been fined 20 % of the match fee. He breached a level 1 offence relating to conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game during Central Punjab’s match against Balochistan at the National Stadium Karachi.
The incident happened on Saturday in the 26th over of Central Punjab’s first innings. Usman continuously showed his bat during an lbw appeal, which was deemed as an attempt to mislead the umpires.
The Test cricketer was reported by on-field umpires Ghaffar Kazmi and Nasir Hussain at the end of the second day’s play for violating article 2.20 of the PCB Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
Usman pleaded guilty and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Iftikhar Ahmed.