Pak’s discarded Test fast bowler Sami fined, banned again in Quaid Trophy

Saturday, December 25, 2010

ISLAMABAD - Mohammad Sami, Pakistan’s discarded Test fast bowler, has been slapped with yet another fine and ban in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Tournament for excessive appealing.

Semi, who was fined two match fees by the Karachi City Cricket Association KCCA) for having a brawl with team-mate Atif Maqbool recently during the tournament, was fined this time by the match referee during the match against Abbotabad.

According to the Daily Times, he has been fined Rs. 10,000 and will have to serve a one-match ban.

However this time, the KCCA feels that the decision is a conspiracy to oust him for the next match, which is against KRL and which is a must win encounter for the Karachi side to qualify for the final.

“We have sent a letter to the head of the domestic cricket operations in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB),” the paper quoted KCCA president Sirajul Islam Bukhari, as saying.

“We are also happy with the fine and ban on Sami, the ban is harsh decision as he is our captain and a key player. And from what we have been told by our team management the Karachi players were justified in feeling unhappy over the umpiring standards in the match against Abbotabad,” he added.

Sami, who has played 35 Tests and 83 ODIs, has been out of the Pakistan team for the last few months. (ANI)

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