Balochistan’s Fahad Iqbal has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for a level 1 offence for breaching the PCB Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel during his side’s Cricket Associations Championship (three-day event) match against Sindh at the Saeed Ajmal Academy in Faisalabad on Wednesday.
Fahad was found to have violated Article 2.21 of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Code of Conduct, which reads as: “Conduct that brings the game into disrepute.”
On-field umpires Muhammad Sajid and Kashif Sohail levelled the charge, who accepted the sanction proposed by match-referee Aleem Moosa.
It is to be noted that PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja met the owners of clubs, falling under Central Punjab Cricket Association’s jurisdiction, at the National High Performance Centre (NHPC) to share his vision for the revival of cricket at grassroots.
The PCB Chairman praised the efforts of the owners, calling them “unsung heroes” and promised that the PCB will undertake unprecedented initiatives to extend support to the cricket clubs across the country.
The PCB Chairman stressed on the necessity to make the system conducive to help young cricketers grow. “Your role is of the parents, and in a way, it is beyond that,” he said.
“Give good environment to players and make every effort to ensure their dreams are fulfilled. This is a big responsibility. Your steps will shape the society. There should be no compromise on merit and our system should look after players.”
Ramiz Raja also said the PCB will extend support to clubs that require equipment and suggested the owners’ first and foremost priority should be churning quality pitches, while providing matches to young cricketers.
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