Wahab Riaz-Ahmed Shehzad spat: PCB slaps heavy fines on duo after PSL altercation

Shehzad and Riaz were fined 30% and 40% respectively.

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2016, 15:32 PM IST
Wahab Riaz-Ahmed Shehzad spat: PCB slaps heavy fines on duo after PSL altercation

New Delhi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) acted swiftly after two of its players - Wahab Riaz and Ahmed Shehzad – got involved in a heated on-field altercation during a PSL match on Sunday.

The duo has been fined heavily and given a warning by the cricket board.

Shehzad and Riaz were fined 30% and 40% respectively of their match earnings by match referee Roshan Mahanama.

"The players have been asked to behave as such incidents hampers the image of Pakistan cricket as millions are watching the PSL around the globe," a PCB official said.

"Physical contact is a serious offence and we don't take it lightly, this time the players have just been cautioned privately since they were fined by the match referee," the official added.

The incident occurred in the 5th over of Quetta Gladiators innings after the pacer dismissed Shehzad.

On the previous delivery, the right-hander clobbered Riaz's delivery over the midwicket boundary for a six.

The two Pakistani players pushed each other and exchanged harsh words.

While Wahab has been named in the Pakistan squad for the Asia Cup and World T20, the national selectors have sidelined Shehzad for not showing consistent form.

(With Agency inputs)