ICC yesterday decided to fine Asif Ali and Fareed Ahmed after both players were found guilty of breaching the Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct. PCB on the other hand has also decided to lodge a protest owing to repeated incidents of violence by Afghan fans.
Asif Ali And Fareed Ahmed Fined
Asif and Fareed were fined 25 percent of their match fees following an ugly incident during the 19th over of the #PakvAfg game that was played during the ongoing #AsiaCup2022 on last Wednesday. Both players accepted the charges. A brief statement explaining the ICC’s view point stated, “Asif breached Article 2.6 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match” while Fareed was found to have breached Article 2.1.12, which relates to “inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator) during an International Match.”
PCB To Lodge Protest
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on the other hand has decided to lodge a protest with ICC over crowd trouble during Pakistan and Afghanistan matches. Addressing the media chairman PCB, Ramiz Raja said, “You can’t link hooliganism with cricket and this environment makes you sick. We will write to ICC, raise concerns, and do whatever we can because the visuals were gruesome. This [crowd trouble after an Afghanistan-Pakistan game] didn’t happen for the first time. Wins and losses are a part of the game. It was a grueling contest, but emotions should have been kept in control. Until the environment is right, you can’t grow and go forward as a cricket-playing nation. So we are going to express our anguish and frustration to the ICC. We owe it to our fans, anything could have happened… Our team could have been in danger… So whatever the protocol is we will follow that and lodge our protest.”