Mohammad Nabi, Dawlat Zadran given demerit points for conduct breach

Mohammad Nabi, Dawlat Zadran given demerit points for conduct breach

Afghanistan duo of Nabi and Zadran was reprimanded by the ICC in two separate incidents.

Dawlat Zadran
(© JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Afghanistan captain Mohammed Nabi along with fast bowler Dawlat Zadran have been given demerit points by the ICC for breaching the Code of Conduct against Ireland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup held at Greater Noida last week. Both were involved in two separate incidents and also received official warnings by the match referee.

Afghanistan, though, won the one-sided game by an innings and 172 runs. Nabi, who recently became the first ever Afghani to be picked up at the IPL auction, was summoned by the match referee as the all-rounder tried to claim a catch which replays suggested he had clearly grassed. The 32-year old all-rounder, who accounted for six Ireland batsmen in the second innings to go with two in the first innings, was given one demerit point for his act that deals with “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.”

Dawlat Zadran was in trouble for hurling a throw at the No. 11 Ireland batsman Peter Chase, which hit the latter on his leg. To be fair to Chase, he was staying put in the crease and there was no chance of a run out hence Zadran’s act was considered offensive. He was given 3 demerit points for his act.

Since both players accepted the sanctions by the match referee, no formal meeting was required. Nabi is currently in India training with his franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad before the start of the tenth season of the IPL.

A player can face a suspension if he gets eight or more demerit points within a 2-year period. 4 demerit points get converted into suspension points. A player could face a ban if he has 2 suspensions points against his name and will be subsequently banned from either an ICC Intercontinental Cup match, two ODIs or two T20Is, depending on whichever comes first.