Pakistan and Afghanistan locked horns with each other in a high-intensity drama that unfolded at the Sharjah Cricket Ground on September 7, 2022. The pressure and the situation were such that Pakistan’s Asif Ali and Afghanistan bowler Fareed Ahmad were seen having an intense altercation. The severity of the situation was such that the two players almost hit each other.
The ICC had no intention of taking this matter lightly and is looking forward to handling this matter appropriately. For the time being, the International Cricket Council has held these players guilty and can soon take strict action against them. Both Asif Ali from Pakistan and Fareed Ahmad from Afghanistan have been fined 25 percent of their match fees.
Asif Ali and Fareed Ahmad charged with breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.
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— ICC (@ICC) September 8, 2022
Under level 1 offense according to ICC’s constitution. The International Cricket Council has revealed that Asif Ali has been found in breach of section 2.6 of the constitution which deals with getting into physical fights and swearing at opposition during an ongoing cricket match.
On the other hand, Afghanistan’s pacer, Fareed Ahmad has been found in breach of section 2.1.12 which deals with getting physical with support staff, umpires, and match referee. The ICC has also added one demerit point to its records.
Contrary to whatever happened on the field, neither Asif Ali nor Fareed Ahmad has had any bad records on the field in the past 24 months. According to the International Cricket Council, if one demerit point is added to anybody’s record, it stays with them for a span of the next two years (24 months) and if a player gets 4 demerit points in 2 years, he/she might be eligible for a ban.
As of now, both these cricketers have accepted their mistake and the punishment that has been handed over to them by the match referee. Since it was an open-ended case, the ICC did not conduct any in-house hearings. The two players involved were charged by umpires Anil Chaudhary, Jairam Madangopal, and third umpire Gazi Sohail.
— Arqam (@arrqamm) September 8, 2022
The victory sprint 😍
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 7, 2022