Mehran gets reprimanded over change in ball condition

KARACHI: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2nd XI captain Mehran Ibrahim has been reprimanded for a Level 1 offence under Clause 2.14 of the PCB Code of Conduct for Player and Player Support Personnel, which relates to changing the condition of the ball (non-identification) during a match, in his team’s four-day non first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2nd XI final against Southern Punjab at the SBP Ground on Thursday.The incident happened at the end of the 61st over of Southern Punjab’s first innings on Thursday when umpires Shozab Raza and Rashid Riaz checked the ball and found very obvious unnatural scratches on the ball and treated that as changing the condition of the ball under the non-identification procedure.The matter was reported to match referee Mohammad Javed who, on the basis of a preliminary review, determined that Mehran, as captain, had a case to answer for the contravention and issued him a Notice of Charge. Mehran accepted the charge and was issued a Warning by the match referee.

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