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Abrar Ahmed and Saud Shakeel Penalized for Rule Violation in PSL

In a recent match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), two players from the Quetta Gladiators, Abrar Ahmed and Saud Shakeel, were penalized for breaching the PSL’s code of conduct. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued a press release stating that both players were fined 5% of their match fees.

Abrar Ahmed, a spinner for the Gladiators, was fined for violating Article 2.4 of the PSL code of conduct. This article pertains to the repercussions of not adhering to an umpire’s instructions. During the 19th over against Islamabad United, Abrar rolled the ball along the ground, which was in direct violation of the umpires’ instructions.

On the other hand, opening batsman Saud Shakeel was found guilty of violating Article 2.5 of the PSL rules. This rule prohibits the use of provocative language or actions against a batter upon his dismissal. Shakeel was reported to have said something to Salman Agha of Islamabad United that could have incited him during the 12th over, when Agha was dismissed.

Both Ahmed and Shakeel pleaded guilty to the charges and accepted the sanctions proposed by match referee Mohammad Javed. The charges were imposed by on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Chris Gaffaney.

In the same match, Islamabad United defeated Quetta Gladiators by 39 runs in the first eliminator match held at the National Stadium Karachi. Following this victory, Islamabad United is set to face Peshawar Zalmi. Quetta Gladiators were all out for 135 while chasing a target of 175 runs. Islamabad’s bowlers dominated the game, with Imad taking three wickets, Naseem picking two, and Obey McCoy, Hunain Shah, and Faheem Ashraf each taking one.

Batting first, Martin Guptill of Islamabad United was the top scorer for his team with 56 runs off 47 balls. He was followed by Salman Ali Agha who contributed 31 runs off 21 balls.

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