PCB Fines Naseem Shah For Code Of Conduct Violation

Naseem kicking the stumps during the match against Multan. (X.com)Naseem kicking the stumps during the match against Multan. (X.com)

Islamabad United fast bowler Naseem Shah has been slammed with a 10 percent match fee fine from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following an incident during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 9 match against Multan Sultans. 

The violation occurred when Naseem kicked the stumps after the conclusion of Multan Sultans' innings, resulting in a charge for breaching Article 2.2 of the PSL's Code of Conduct, which pertains to the abuse of cricket equipment or ground fixtures.

The fine was imposed for a level 1 breach of conduct during Islamabad United's final group match at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. Naseem's acceptance of guilt and the proposed sanctions by match referee Roshan Mahanama obviated the need for a formal hearing. The charge was levied by on-field umpires Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Muhammad Asif.

"Naseem was charged for violating Article 2.2 that deals with abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings. Naseem had kicked the stumps after the final ball of Multan Sultans’ innings," the PCB said in a press release. 

Simultaneously, Multan Sultans faced penalties for maintaining a slow over-rate during the same fixture. Match referee Roshan Mahanama determined that Multan Sultans were one over short of their target, factoring in time allowances. Consequently, each player incurred a 10 percent match fee fine following Article 2.22 of the PSL Code of Conduct.

In the match outcome in the competition, Multan Sultans succumbed to a three-wicket loss against Islamabad United. The decisive blows were delivered by Imad Wasim, who clinched victory with a four and six off the final two balls, enabling Islamabad United to chase down the highest total in PSL 9.