Lahore Qalandars’ Dilbar Hussain has been fined for violating the PCB's Code of Conduct amidst his team's nailbiting HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 fixture against Peshawar Zalmi at the Gaddafi Stadium on March 10.
Dilbar was imposed with five per cent for his match fee for abrogating Article 2.5, which states: “Using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”
The incident that irked the match officials took place in the 18th over of Peshawar Zalmi's batting when Dilbar Hussain dismissed Haider Ali and followed it up with an aggressive celebration that wasn't received well by Haider Ali.
In front of a packed house at Gaddafi Stadium, both sides desperate to get to the top of the tree on the points table engaged in the hotly contested game and the emotions were running high.
The game went right down to the wire and Qalandars seemed buoyed after winning two games in a row and you could tell that from the animated wicket celebrations and positive body language.
Furthermore, Peshawar Zalmi have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate. Since this was their first offence in the HBL PSL 2020, all members of the playing eleven have been fined 10 per cent each of their match fees according to the Article 2.22 of the PCB code of conduct.
Lahore Qalandars comprehensively outsmarted Peshwar Zalmi by five wickets yesterday and are now gearing up to face their archrivals Karachi Kings at the National Stadium, Karachi on March 12 while Peshawar Zalmi will take on Multan Sultans at the same venue on Friday.