Fines for on-field dispute were given to Asif Ali and Fareed Ahmad Due to their on-field dispute throughout the Asia Cup Super 4 encounter in Dubai, Pakistan’s Asif Ali and Afghanistan’s bowler Fareed Ahmed were each penalised 25% of their game fees on Thursday.
Asif Ali fined for on-field altercation
For breaking Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the match between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday, the pair has received a punishment.
Following the fifth delivery of the 19th over, an altercation took place, for which the two have been fined.
Ali violated Article 2.6 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which prohibits “using an obscene, abusive, or disrespectful gesture during an International Match,” the ICC claimed in a statement.
The players admitted their mistake and acknowledged the penalties Andy Pycroft, the match referee, had suggested after Fareed was found to have violated Article 2.1.12, which deals with “improper physical contact with a Player, Player Support Staff, Umps, Third Umpire or other individual (including a spectator) when in an International Match.”
The confrontation between the two players occurred at a crucial juncture in the match, when the outcome was in doubt.
With 16 runs off of eight balls, Ali was putting on a full-court press and posing a serious threat to Afghanistan’s chances of winning the game.
Karim Janat took the catch at short fine leg after Ahmad produced a slower bouncer that misled Ali. After that, the incident happened as Ali was making his way to the pavilion and Ahmad was celebrating getting the wicket.
Pakistan had four deliveries left to win the game despite needing 11 runs off the final over and only having one wicket in hand when Naseem smashed two huge sixes off the first two balls he faced Fazhalhaq Farooqi.
India and Afghanistan were eliminated from the Super Four round as a result, and Pakistan and Sri Lanka advanced to the Asia Cup final.