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Balochistan head coach suspended for one match

Arshad was found guilty of committing a level-two offence under Article 2.21

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Balochistan head coach Arshad Khan has been suspended for one match for breaching the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB’s) Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. As such, he will now be unavailable for his side’s ninth round match in the four-day first-class Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy against Northern, which will start at the United Bank Limited (UBL) Sports Complex in Karachi on November 25.

Arshad was found guilty of committing a level-two offence under Article 2.21, which relates to conduct that brings the game into disrepute.

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The incident happened before the start of the afternoon session on Monday, November 19, when Arshad Khan approached the umpires at the boundary rope and passed remarks which were deemed by the two on-field umpires, Farooq Ali Khan and Saqib Khan, as inappropriate and bringing the game into disrepute.

Arshad was charged on the second day of the match on Tuesday to which the Balochistan coach pleaded not guilty. As such, a hearing took place on Tuesday after the day’s play, which was attended by the on-field umpires and the Balochistan coach along with the manager.

The suspension means that Arshad will not be allowed to enter the dressing room or the field of play. Balochistan has an option of carrying his replacement for their next match.