PSL 2022: Peshawar Zalmi’s Ben Cutting & Quetta Gladiators Sohail Tanvir have been fined 15% of their match fees for breaching a Level 1 Offence of the PSL Code of Conduct in separate incidents during their team’s match on Tuesday.
According to a statement, both the players were found to have violated Article 2.6 of the PSL Code of Conduct for Players & Player Support Personnel which related to “using a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during a PSL match”.
The incident involving Ben Cutting happened in the second last over of Peshawar Zalmi’s innings when Cutting made inappropriate gestures with fingers after hitting the bowler for a third consecutive six.
In response, Sohail made similar gestures after catching Cutting off Naseem Shah on the first ball of the final over. “Such type of inappropriate gestures have no space in this great sport. The players need to always understand & remember their on & off-field responsibilities as they are role models & behaviors like this send out a wrong message to the younger generation of cricketers”, match referee Ali Naqvi said in a statement.
“The HBL PSL 2022 Is being played in good & positive spirits & I would like to see players continue to fight hard inside the field of play bat at the same time to remain within the parameters of the spirit of the game”, he added.
Both Ben Cutting & Sohail Tanvir pleaded guilty to their offenses & accepted the sanctions proposed to be imposed by Ali Naqvi & as such there was no need for a formal hearing. The charges were leveled by on-field umpires Michael Gough & Rashid Riaz, third umpire Asif Yaqoob & fourth umpire Waleed Yaqoob.
Meanwhile, Peshwar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators by 24 runs in the 22nd match of the PSL 2022 on Tuesday. Smeed’s 99 went in vain as he dragged a full toss by Salman Irshad onto his stumps that ended his innings on 99 & closed the doors for Gladiators run chase as they ended their innings at 161 for eight while chasing 186 runs for a win.
With this stunning victory, Peshawar Zalmi moved up to the fourth spot on the points table by winning four-match out of eight matches with eight points in their kitty. On the other hand, Gladiators are now in the fifth position on the points Table by winning three out of eight matches while Multan Sultan leads the Points Table by winning six from seven matches. Lahore Qalandars are placed in the second position with five wins from seven matches whereas Islamabad United is placed in the third spot by winning four out of seven matches played.