Afghanistan players Dawlat Zadran and Mohammad Nabi are caught in a recent fray over unruly behavior on field. In the series with Ireland in ICC Intercontinental Cup, the two players are reported to have broken the Code of Conduct in to separate incidents. It was the match where Afghanistan won by 172 runs, after which the players were held for breaching the code. Zadran and Nabi are warned by ICC.
In the match, Mohammad Nabi took a catch off Andy Balbirne and had clearly grassed the chance. But he went on appealing and celebrated the catch as a wicket. This behavior is contrary to the spirit of the game and the player is handed one demerit point. Dawlat Zadran threw the ball at Ireland batsman Peter Chase while the player was not even looking for a run. The ball hit the batsman and Dawlat was found guilty. This gave him three demerit points. The sanctions are being proposed by match referee Graeme La Brooy and both the players accepted it.
Per ICC norms, when a player aggregates four demerit points, he or she gets a suspension point. Two such suspension points lead a player to a ban from an ICC Intercontinental match. If ODIs comes next, such players are suspended for two ODIs and if T20s comes first, the suspension is from two T20 matches. The period of suspension points is calculated over 24 months.
In the four-day match, Afghanistan nicked a massive victory. In the first inning, the team scored 537. In reply, Ireland could only score 261 and 104 batting for two consecutive innings handing over the easy win to the former. Two Afghan players smashed centuries in the match. Ashgar Stanikzai and Afsar Zazai scored 145 and 103 respectively. Mohammad Shazad scored 85 and Nasir Jamal had 73.
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