Sikandar Raza Penalized for Displaying Discontent:

Sikandar Raza Penalized for Displaying Discontent:

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KARACHI: Lahore Qalandars’ versatile player Sikandar Raza has been penalized 10 per cent of his match fee by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday.

Raza was penalized for a Level 1 infraction of PSL’s code of conduct for exhibiting discontent towards an umpire’s decision in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 9.

The incident took place during the Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators encounter at National Bank Stadium, Karachi on Sunday night.

The Zimbabwean all-rounder, on three separate occasions during the game, raised his arms, shook his head, and indicated that the delivery should have been deemed a wide ball, resulting in a breach of article 2.8, which addresses a player displaying discontent towards an umpire’s decision during a PSL match.

On-field umpires Chris Gaffaney and Rashid Riaz filed the charge against Sikandar Raza while match referee Ali Naqvi imposed the penalty. Raza conceded 32 runs without taking a wicket in his four overs during Quetta Gladiators’ tense pursuit of 167 runs.

The Gladiators required 14 runs off Shaheen Shah Afridi’s final over with their key batsman Saud Shakeel and wicketkeeper-batsman Laurie Evans at the crease.

They encountered an unfavorable start to the over as Evans departed on the first delivery, courtesy of a sharp catch in the deep by Tahir Baig.

Saud then struck Shaheen for consecutive boundaries on the third and fourth deliveries but managed only a single on the penultimate delivery, leaving the Gladiators needing four runs from one ball.

Mohammad Wasim Jr then exhibited nerves of steel and dispatched Shaheen for a six on the final delivery to secure the victory for his team.

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