PCB accepts apologies of three UAE cricketers involved in making critical comments against Pakistani players
*ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) accepted on Thursday the apologies of three UAE cricketers, who were involved in making critical comments on social media during the Emerging Teams Asia Cup last year.*
“Following the recent disciplinary sanctions imposed on three of its professional players, Emirates Cricket Board [ECB] has today confirmed that PCB has received and accepted formal apologies made to them by the players,” the ECB said in a statement.
Captain Rohan Mustafa, batsman Rameez Shahzad and spinner Ahmed Raza were fined and suspended for eight weeks for venting off their frustrations after the UAE missed out on a chance to qualify for the semi-finals of the Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Karachi in December.
“As a gesture of good will, ECB will donate the fines imposed on the players to a Karachi-based charity,” the ECB added.
After missing out in to qualify for the semis, Mustafa tweeted that they lost due to ‘poor facility’ in Pakistan. However, the Emirate captain removed the posts, and replaced them with apologies.