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Asia Cup 2018: Rashid Khan fined for sending off Asif Ali of Pakistan


Rashid Khan along with skipper Asghar Afghan and Pakistan all-rounder Hasan Ali has been fined 15 percent of match fees, while also receiving one demerit point for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the 2018 Asia Cup Super-Four match between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

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While the Afghanistan skipper Asghar was charged for shoving the bowler Hasan, during a run in the 37th over of the Afghan innings, Rashid was fined for giving a send-off to Asif Ali after dismissing him in the 47th over of the Pakistani innings.

Four overs before he was pushed, Hasan Ali had threatened to throw the ball back towards the striker Hashmatullah Shahidi off his own bowling, which was considered violent act by the match referee.

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The PTI reported that, according to an ICC release, “Hasan and Asghar were found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”, while Rashid was found to have violated Article 2.1.7, which deals with “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match,” according to an ICC release.”

All the three players have been said to have pleaded guilty and have accepted the charges which were labelled against them by the on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Shaun George, third umpire Rod Tucker and fourth umpire Anis-ur-Rahman. Andy Pycroft of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees passed the sanctions.

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