The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has fined Balochistan opener, Awais Zia 50 percent of his match fee for a level 2 offence relating to personal abuse of a player, player support personnel, umpire or match referee.
He violated the code of conduct during his side’s three-day non-first-class Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy match against Southern Punjab at the Dring Stadium in Bahawalpur. According to the details provided by PCB, the incident happened when Awais used inappropriate language against his batting partner Shehzad Tareen while returning to the dressing room after a mix-up led to his run-out.
Awais was charged by on-field umpires Imtiaz Iqbal and Abdul Moqeet at the end of first day’s play for violating article 2.13 of the PCB Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. The next day, the 33-year-old pleaded guilty and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Mohammad Javed Malik.