Best and Malik fined for on-field altercation

The altercation occurred after Malik was clean bowled by Best

The altercation occurred after Malik was clean bowled by Best

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St Lucia Zouks pace bowler Tino Best and Barbados Tridents all-rounder Shoaib Malik have both been fined after getting involved in an on-field altercation during their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match on July 23.

The incident occurred in the 15th over of Barbados’ innings after Malik was clean bowled by Best. The pair got involved in an argument in the middle of the pitch before Malik proceeded to place his hand on Best’s shoulder.

Best, who was slapped with a Level 1 and Level 2 charge, was fined 60 per cent of his match fee for breaching two clauses, which related to “conduct that either (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute”, and “using language or a gesture(s) that is seriously obscene, seriously offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player”.

Malik’s charge meanwhile was related to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players” and he was subsequently fined 50 per cent of his match fee.

Both players pleaded guilty to their charges, which means that there will be no need for a hearing.

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