Islamabad, Oct 20(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board has slapped a Rs.100, 000 rupees fine on veteran cricketer Abdul Razzaq, after the all rounder publicly slated Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez for dropping him from their World Cup semifinal defeat.
Fast bowler Sohail Tanvir replaced the 32-year-old for Pakistan’s semifinal earlier this month in Colombo, a decision that the team management took, according to Hafeez.
But on his return from Sri Lanka, Razzaq lashed out at Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain, blaming Hafeez for the decision to leave him out of the game, which Pakistan lost.
The PCB served a notice to Razzaq last week, saying he had violated the players’ code of conduct that doesn’t allow them to speak to the media without prior permission.
“Razzaq has accepted the violation during his meeting with PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf on Friday and has been fined,” the Daily Times quoted, a spokesman for the PCB, as saying.
Razzaq and Hafeez appeared before the PCB chairman to clarify after which Razzaq accepted his mistake, and both said they had no issues playing with each other. (ANI)