AFGHANISTAN V IRELAND
Zadran, Nabi warned for breaching code of conduct
Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Mon, 03 Apr, 2017, 01:18 AM
Dawlat Zadran was warned for throwing the ball at the Ireland batsman even when the latter wasn’t going for a run © Getty
Pacer Dawlat Zadran and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi have been warned for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in two separate incidents during Afghanistan’s 172-run win over Ireland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup match in Greater Noida last week.
Nabi, who had appealed and celebrated while taking a catch off Andy Balbirne, was found guilty of ‘conduct contrary to the spirit of the game’ as he had clearly grassed the chance. He was handed one demerit point.
Dawlat, on the other hand, was found guilty after he fired a throw at Ireland’s No 11 batsman Peter Chase even as the latter wasn’t looking for a run. The ball hit the batsman, who was at the crease.
Both players accepted the sanctions proposed by the match referee Graeme La Brooy and no formal hearing was needed.
Four demerit points results in a suspension point. Thereafter, two suspension points against a player’s name results in a ban from either an ICC Intercontinental Cup match, two One-Day Internationals or two Twenty20 Internationals, depending on whichever comes first.