Pakistan bowling all-rounder – Shadab Khan has been fined 20 percent of his match fee, as well as, has received one demerit point for verbally abusing West Indies batsman –Chadwick Walton during the second T20I against the West Indies in Karachi.
The 19-year-old wrist-spinner was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match” on Monday (2 March).
The unpleasant incident occurred during the ninth over of the Windies innings, when Shadab pointed his finger, as well as, made an inappropriate comment at the departing Walton after dismissing him in his first ball of his next over, after giving up 11 runs in his first over to the Windies batter.
The on-field umpires Shozab Raza and Ahmed Shahab, third umpire Ahsan Raza, as well as, the fourth umpire Khalid Mahmood leveled the charge on Shadab, who admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.
This is the first time when the youngster has been caught breaching the player code. If he accumulates three more demerit points within a 24-month period, which will automatically be handed him a one-match ban.
However, the hosts are currently leading in the three-match T20 International series with 2-0 with the final T20I is scheduled to play on 3 March at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Here is the video of the incident.