Asia Cup: Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by one wicket on Wednesday to secure the final ticket in the ‘Super Four’ match of the Asia Cup T20 tournament. There was such a stir in this match, due to which the players of both teams clashed on the middle ground. In this match, there was a clash between Pakistan’s batsman Asif Ali and Afghanistan’s bowler Farid Ahmed. But now, both these players have been punished.
Both were found guilty.
Pakistan’s Asif Ali and Afghanistan bowler Farid Ahmed have been fined 25 per cent of their match fees for clashing on the field during an Asia Cup Super Four stage match. Both were found guilty of Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct. According to the ICC statement, Ali violated Section 2.6 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which deals with obscene, offensive or abusive gestures during an international match.
There was a skirmish on the field.
At the same time, Farid was found guilty of violating section 2.1.12, which deals with improper physical contact with a player, support staff, umpire, match referee, or any other person. After this incident, there was constant talk about banning Asif on social media. However, the ICC released both these players with a fine.
What was the matter?
It happened that on the fifth ball of the 19th over, Pakistan batsman Asif Ali was caught out in the pursuit of playing a big shot on the delivery of Farid Ahmed. After this, Afghan bowler Farid Ahmed celebrated aggressively toward Asif Ali.
After this, angry with Farid Ahmed’s celebratory style, Pakistan batsman Asif Ali first pushed the bowler and showed him his bat. When Asif Ali picked up the bat, other players from Afghanistan came in the middle and stopped him.