Asif Ali fined 20% match fee for trying to hit Keemo Paul with bat in CPL
Jamaica Tallawahs batsman Asif Ali has been found guilty of breaching the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Code of Conduct.
During the Tallawahs’ match against the Guyana Amazon Warriors on August 25 at Queen’s Park Oval, Ali swung his bat in the direction of opposition bowler Keemo Paul when he was dismissed in the eighth over of his team’s batting innings.
Ali was charged with being in breach of section 2.18 of the Code of Conduct, acting contrary to the spirit of the game. Ali admitted the offence and has been fined 20% of his match fee.
Ali was sent back to the dugout for three by Keemo Paul after his miscued drive was caught brilliantly by Chris Green at long-on.
Right after his dismissal, Paul exchanged a few words with Ali and appeared to give a verbal send-off. In response, the Pakistani cricketer lost his cool and almost hit Paul’s face with his bat.
It was not over there, as Paul once again turned and confronted Asif as he left the field.