Patron’s Trophy Grade-II: CAA fined PKR100,000, Gohar Ali banned for two years

By ScoreLine Desk - April 27, 2019

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board today fined Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) PKR100,000 for fielding an ineligible player Gohar Ali, who has been banned from participating in all PCB or city/district cricket association-organised events for two years.

The CAA had fielded Gohar Ali in their nine-wicket victory over Pakistan Navy in the Patron’s Trophy Grade-II opener at the UBL Sports Complex in Karachi from 14-16 April.

Following the conclusion of the match, Pakistan Navy had lodged a protest, complaining breach of 2(a) of the PCB Playing Conditions and Rules for Domestic Tournaments, which reads as: “A player shall be bonafide employee of such department/service organization or, if contracted, must have minimum one-year contract or seasonal contract i.e. 1 October 2017 to 30 April 2018. Such player shall not be the employee of any other organization whether playing in domestic cricket or no.

The decision against CAA and Gohar Ali was announced today following a detailed enquiry in which it was proven that the player had accepted a CAA contract despite being a full-time employee of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police.

The PCB decision also means the nine points, which CAA had gained, have been awarded to Pakistan Navy, as per 5(b) of the PCB Playing Conditions and Rules for Domestic Tournaments, which reads as:“The team for which a player is in (a) above has played will be declared loser and full match points will be awarded to the opponent. The defaulter team will be allowed to play the remaining pool matches but would not be allowed to play in the next round/semi-final/final, even though it wins all remaining pool matches of the tournament.”

Semi-final line-up (28-30 May):

Pakistan Navy v State Bank of Pakistan, Diamond Club Ground, Islamabad

HEC v Sabir’s Poultry, Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

By ScoreLine Desk

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