Haider Ali fined for PCB Code of Conduct breach

MULTAN: Pakistan’s rising star and Northern batsman Haider Ali has been fined for a breach of the PCB Code of Conduct for Player Support Personnel during the seventh match of the National T20 Cup against Central Punjab.

According to a statement issued by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Haider Ali was fined 30 percent of his applicable match fee for a Level 1 offence relating to showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match.

The incident occurred in the ninth over of Northern’s innings when Haider showed his bat to the umpire, which was deemed as a disagreement over the decision, after being adjudged LBW on Usman Qadir’s delivery.

Haider was charged for the violation of Article 2.8 by on-field umpires Aftab Gillani and Faisal Khan Afridi, third umpire Waleed Yaqoob, and fourth umpire Nasir Hussain.

Meanwhile, Haider Ali pleaded guilty and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Iftikhar Ahmed.

Earlier today (Saturday), Northern registered a 35-run victory over Central Punjab in their National T20 Cup encounter at the Multan Cricket Stadium. Chasing a target of 156 runs, Central Punjab dismissed for 120 in 18.1 overs.

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