Thursday, December 14, 2017

Best, Malik fined for spat



Mark Fraser

 St Lucia Zouks’ Tino Best and Barbados tridents Shoaib Malik were both fined for their on-field altercation during Wednesday’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League match at the Kensington Oval.

Umpires Joel Wilson and Gregory Brathwaite laid the charges, citing the WICB Code of Conduct,  the governing code for the CPL. 

They judged that Best breached Article 2.1.8 of the Code of Conduct which relates to “conduct that either (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute.”

 This is a level one offence and  Best was charged 10 per cent of his match fee.

 Best was also judged to have violated Article 2.2.8 of the Code of Conduct which relates to “using language or a gesture(s) that is seriously obscene, seriously offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player.”

 That qualifies as  a level two offence and  Best was charged 50 per cent  of his match fee.

Malik was found to have breached article 2.2.4 of the Code of Conduct which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play during an international match”. 

That also qualifies as a level two offence and Malik was charged 50 per cent  of his match fee.

According to a CPL statement, both players pleaded guilty to the charges laid against them and match referee, Denovan Hayles, was not required to hold any hearings into the incident..

The CPL release added that investigations are ongoing into another incident which took place after the match at the players’ hotel. 

“While this is being investigated currently, the CPL management can confirm that the incident was minor and no one was injured,” the release stated