Karachi Kings Sarfraz Ahmed gets a warning from the CEO Pakistan Cricket Board Wasim Khan
ISLAMABAD - Karachi Kings Sarfraz Ahmed gets a warning from the CEO Pakistan Cricket Board Wasim Khan.
Chief Executive of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Wasim Khan, has confirmed that Quetta Gladiators have failed to lodge an official complaint within the allowed timeframe against Peshawar Zalmi for alleged ball-tampering.
Quetta Gladiators batsman Jason Roy had accused Wahab Riaz of ball-tampering in the 5th match of PSL on 22nd February.
During the post-match conference after the match against Karachi Kings, Sarfaraz claimed that the team has officially registered a complaint against Peshawar Zalmi with the match referee Roshan Mahanama. ------------------------------
According to article 3.2.2 of the PSL 2020 Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, the team management should register their complaints within 48 hours of the original incident.
However, Quetta Gladiators did not register a formal complaint and their 48-hour window closed at 6 pm on Monday, 24th February.
At the closure of the 48-hour window, PCB Chief Executive refuted the statements made by Sarfaraz Ahmed during the post-match conference.
Wasim Khan said:
PCB is aware that a statement on ball tampering has been made without providing any concrete evidence or lodging a formal complaint through the correctly stated procedure.
The PCB Chief Executive has urged players to exercise caution while making such statements.
Such irresponsible statements without formal follow-up will only affect the integrity of the event and cast doubts on international cricketers. I request the players to use caution and show responsibility.