Tanvir fined for obscene gesture

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Tanvir pleaded guilty to the charge

Pakistan pace bowler Sohail Tanvir has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the second Twenty20 International against South Africa yesterday.

The incident occurred in the 18th over of the match when Tanvir pointed to the dressing room with both hands when dismissing South Africa batsman AB de Villiers for just five runs.

Tanvir was found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.6 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to “pointing or gesturing towards the pavilion by a bowler or a fielder upon the dismissal of a batsman during an International Match”.

On-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Zameer Haider, along with the third umpire Shozab Raza and fourth umpire Ahmed Shahab brought the charge against Tanvir.

Tanvir has pleaded guilty and accepted the fine, meaning that there will be no need for a hearing to take place.

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