Lahore Qalandars’ Dilbar Hussain was fined on Tuesday at the Gaddafi Stadium for violating the PCB Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Staff during the exciting HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 fixture against Peshawar Zalmi.
Dilbar has been fined five per cent for its match fee levied in breach of Article 2.5, which reads as: “Using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”
The incident happened in the 18th over of the innings of Peshawar Zalmi when Dilbar Hussain responded in a manner that might have caused a reaction from the departing batsman after dismissing Haider Ali.
Peshawar Zalmi has meanwhile been fined for maintaining a high overrate. Since this was their first breach, all 11 players were fined 10 per cent each of their match fees according to Article 2.22 of the PCB Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with minimum over-rate offences.
In the case of another slow over-rate during the tournament by Zalmi, it will be their second offense and each member of their play squad will be fined 20 percent of their match fees each.
The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Michael Gough, third umpire Asif Yaqoob and fourth umpire Nasir Husain, whereas the match referee Mohammad Anees imposed sanctions.
Peshawar Zalmi was defeated by five wickets by Lahore Qalandars. They will now face Karachi Kings on Thursday at the National Stadium, while Peshawar Zalmi will go head to head with Multan Sultans on Friday at the National Stadium.