Kieron Pollard reprimanded for Abdullah Shafique send-off in PSL

The event happened on Saturday during Lahore Qalandars’ 21-run Pakistan Super League win against Multan Sultans (March 4). The West Indian all-rounder admitted wrongdoing and agreed to the punishment. After his sending off of Abdullah Shafique during Multan Sultans’ Pakistan Super League loss to Lahore Qalandars, Kieron Pollard has received criticism.

Kieron Pollard PSL code of conduct

After finishing a caught and bowled opportunity off Shafique in the 13th over of the Qalandars’ innings, the West Indian, who has played in 39 PSL games, nodded in the direction of the locker room. The preceding delivery had been hit for four, and the Pakistani opener, who had previously been knocked down by Kieron Pollard in the field, scored 48.

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Article 2.5 of the PSL code of conduct forbids using “language, actions, or gestures which denigrate or which might induce an angry response from a batter following his/her ejection during a match.” Kieron Pollard was judged to have violated this rule. According to a PSL statement, Kieron Pollard admitted responsibility to the accusation lodged by third umpire Ahsan Raza, fourth umpire Shozab Raza, on-field umpires Martin Saggers and Faisal Afridi, and accepted the punishment from referee Muhammad Javed Malik.

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With 181 to win, Kieron Pollard scored 39 runs to surpass 12,000 T20 runs and became the second player in the history of the game to smash 800 maximums. Sultans finally scored 159 for 7, but they were defeated by Qalandars by 21 runs, securing their berth in the PSL playoffs. Kieron Pollard is back in the PSL for a second time with Sultans following stints at Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi. He was picked up during the replacement draught.

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