Asif Ali cops fine for breaching CPL code of conduct
Jamaica Tallawahs batsman Asif Ali has been fined 20% of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) code of conduct.
The punishment has been imposed in account of his actions during the Tallawahs' clash against Guyana Amazon Warriors at Queen's Park Oval on Tuesday.
Asif was dismissed in the eighth over of his side's chase of the paltry 109-run target for a cheap contribution of just three runs.
The explosive power-hitter was unable to connect a pull shot off the bowling of Keemo Paul as the ball was spectacularly grabbed by Guyana skipper Chris Green.
Disappointed with a tame end to his short stay in the middle, Asif swung his bat in the direction of the opposite bowler – a gesture that has been deemed contrary to the spirit of the game.
The 28-year-old Pakistan batsman was subsequently charged with violating section 2.18 of the code of conduct. He admitted the offence, thus requiring no formal hearing.
Asif, who last represented Pakistan during the Australia tour in November, has so far scored 88 runs in the tournament at a strike rate of 111.39.
His sparkling effort on his CPL debut earned him a man of the match prize when he smashed an unbeaten 47 to take Tallawahs over the line in the game against St Lucia Zouks. Asif has since then struggled for form and failed to convert his starts into impactful innings.