ICC fines Wahab, Shakib for verbal fight during Pakistan-Bangladesh Test match

Published: May 3, 2015
The two cricketers fined 30 percent match fee. PHOTO: BDCRICTEAM.COM

The two cricketers fined 30 percent match fee. PHOTO: BDCRICTEAM.COM

The two cricketers fined 30 percent match fee. PHOTO: BDCRICTEAM.COM The two cricketers were seen pointing fingers during the 118th over of first Test match on May 2 which ended in a draw.

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council has fined left-arm fast-bowler Wahab Riaz and Bangladesh batsman Shakib al Hasan for firing verbal volleys at each other during the first Test match which ended in a draw, Express News reported.

Riaz and Hasan were seen pointing fingers during the 118th over of the Test match on Saturday which ended in a draw.

Read: 1st Test: Wahab, Shakib make late headlines as Test ends in draw

Misbah had to jump in to save the day; he was later seen talking to the umpire Ranmore Matinesz in order to ease the tension.

The two players have been fined equivalent to 30 percent of the match fee.

Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal had smashed team’s highest Test score of 206 during the match held yesterday.

The draw was a morale-booster for Bangladesh, who had lost all their eight previous Tests against Pakistan, ahead of the second and final match starting in Dhaka next Wednesday.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    May 3, 2015 - 7:56PM

    Wahab Riaz should avoid such incidents and focus on his bowling. Fast bowlers speak through their bouncers as he did in Australia. Verbal fights and ugly gestures without performance would make him a laughing stock.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    May 3, 2015 - 7:57PM

    The cause of these players erupting and creating this ugly scene is not known but I believe Wahab being a member of well established team should have shown restraint. His action or reaction are particularly likely to be seen as our team’s anger at their lack of courage to accept historic cricketing failure in Bangladesh.Recommend

    May 3, 2015 - 11:26PM

    Fine is not enough for Wahab.Recommend

  • Anon
    May 4, 2015 - 12:23PM

    This is so ridiculous… they’re playing a competitive sport, let them vent a little, get under each others skin a little bit.

    What’s next? Fined for trying to win? Or fined for chewing gum? Or for looking aggressively at the batsman? Or not showing respect when dancing down the pitch? Or for celebrating a wicket?

    The ICC really needs to grow up. They’re unable to deal with rampant corruption in terms of match fixing and spot fixing scandals every other day, and this is where they decide to practice their authority!Recommend

  • Muhammad
    May 4, 2015 - 12:36PM

    What more you think should have been done. And do you think it was Wahab who initiated this? Do you actually know how this ugly scene started. Why did ICC fine the other guy too?Recommend

  • May 4, 2015 - 1:24PM

    when Australians sledge or make gestures it’s alright, only when Asians appear agitated it’s a crime. Don’t blame the Asian players blame the people of our countries, who have unrealistic expectations from these players who are young.Recommend

  • Demolition Woman
    May 4, 2015 - 2:40PM

    @Dr Priyanka: Quite correct; that’s put down to a bit of male bravado and larking around. Its quite astonishing that the Anglos have an amazing ability to lie with pious expressions on their faces.Recommend

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