Peshawar Zalmi's Ben Cutting and Quetta Gladiators' Sohail Tanvir on Wednesday were fined 15 per cent of their match fees for breaching a Level 1 offence of the Code of Conduct in separate incidents during a match between the two teams in the Pakistan Super League 2022.
Both the players were found to have violated Article 2.6 of the HBL PSL Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to 'using a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during a PSL Match'. All first-time offences of Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official warning and/or imposition of a fine of up to 25 per cent of the applicable match fee.
On Tuesday, during a match between Zalmi and Gladiators, Cutting after hitting Tanvir for a third consecutive six in the 19th over, made inappropriate gestures using his fingers (middle-fingers of both hands raised). After hitting him for a fourth six in the over, there was a verbal exchange between the two as the umpire got involved too.