The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has categorically denied receiving any official complaint from the Quetta Gladiators camp regarding a ball-tampering incident in their Pakistan Super League (PSL) clash against Peshawar Zalmi.
Talk of ball-tampering dominated the discussions in the aftermath of Zalmi’s six-wicket win with skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed mentioning that his team had followed the PCB protocols to lodge a formal complaint regarding alleged ball-tampering.
Clarifying about this notion in a press release, the PCB stated that Quetta had failed to register a complaint in the 48-hour window following the conclusion of a match and hence their protests will not be investigated.
“We are aware that a statement on changing the condition of the ball has been made without providing any concrete evidence or lodging a formal complaint through the correctly stated procedure. In this case, this should have been submitted to the match referee by 6pm on Monday, 24 February,” PCB CEO Wasim Khan said.