Imam in hot waters for accusing Sarfaraz of negative approach in QeA Trophy match

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly decided to adopt a rigid approach to discipline after Imam-ul-Haq had accused Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Sindh of poor sportsmanship and bowling negative lines in order to avoid conceding a bonus point in their Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019 match at UBL Sports Complex.

According to Express Urdu, in a letter issued by the PCB, the referees are asked to send a message in the meeting with managers before the start of the country’s premier first-class tournament’s 2nd round that a press conference will be held before or after any match. Players avoid negative criticism of opponent’s team strategy, violators will be prosecuted under Code of Conduct.

It is pertinent to mention here that Imam-ul-Haq, who represent Balochistan has clarified his contentious remarks about Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Sindh team, during their Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy match at the UBL Sports Complex in Karachi.

According to sources, Imam met the Pakistan captain after the match in order to sort out the matter. The duo were, later, seen roaming outside the dressing room, which indicated that “All is well”.