Sarfaraz Ahmed fined for "inappropriate language" during Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match
Sarfaraz Ahmed has been fined 35% match fee for making "inappropriate comments" during Sindh's Quaid-e-Azam Trophy clash against Northern in Karachi.
The Sindh skipper was reported to have repeatedly used inappropriate language against an umpiring decision during the second day's play.
Sarfaraz was thus found guilty of a Level 1 offence relating to use of indecent language and was charged in violation of Article 2.21 of the PCB Code of Conduct for Players and Support Personnel.
The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman was dismissed for a golden duck off the bowling of paceman Waqas Ahmed during his side's first innings and verbally took issue with the umpire's judgment causing his departure from the crease.
On-field umpires Faisal Afridi and Saqib Khan had reported Sarfaraz's actions as the former Pakistan captain pleaded guilty and accepted the sanction imposed upon him.
In a separate incident, Central Punjab batsman Usman Salahuddin violated Article 2.20 of the PCB Code of Conduct when he showed his bat to the umpire amidst an lbw appeal – a gesture that was deemed a deliberate attempt to mislead the umpire.
Usman was reported by on-field umpires Ghaffar Kazmi and Nasir Hussain in the match between Central Punjab and Balochistan. He was slapped with a 20% fine of his match fee.