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PCB fines Sohail Khan, warns Abid Ali

Both players were charged by on-field umpires Khalid Mahmood and Tahir Rasheed

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Sindh’s fast-bowler Sohail Khan has been fined 50% of his match fee for a level-two offence relating to personal abuse of a player, player support personnel, umpire or match referee during a match in his team’s fourth round four-day first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against Southern Punjab at United Bank Limited (UBL) Sports Complex, Karachi.

The incident happened on Monday when the 35-year-old used abusive language after getting dismissed.

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In another incident, Sindh’s opener Abid Ali was warned for a level-one offence related to showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match. He had protested at being given lbw in the second innings.

Sohail and Abid were charged by on-field umpires Khalid Mahmood and Tahir Rasheed for violation of clause 2.8 and 2.13, respectively, of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Code of Conduct for Players and Player support Personnel after the end of the third day of the match, which Sindh lost by an innings and 129 runs.

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Both pleaded guilty and accepted the sanctions imposed by match referee Iftikhar Ahmed.