Multan Sultan’s Kieron Pollard has landed in some legal trouble with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after being reprimanded for a level 1 breach of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
The former West Indies international was charged after his side’s match against Lahore Qalandars at the Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday.
PCB confirmed that Pollard violated Article 2.5, which reads as: “Using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during a match”.
The incident occurred in the 13th over of the first innings when Pollard dismissed Qalandars’ Abdullah Shafique and signalled towards the pavilion in a clear gesture of send-off.
PCB further elaborated that “Pollard pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Muhammad Javed Malik. The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Martin Saggers and Faisal Afridi, third umpire Ahsan Raza and fourth umpire Shozab Raza”.
Despite his best efforts, Kieron Pollard could not prevent his side from being beaten by Lahore Qalandars for a second time this season.
The all-rounder finished with figures of 2-0-16-2 with the ball and 39 off 28 with the bat but his side 21-run short of the target regardless.
Multan Sultans will take on Islamabad United in their next game tomorrow.