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Sohail Tanvir fined 15% of match fee for vulgar gesture towards Ben Cutting

Sohail Tanvir had shown two middle fingers to Ben Cutting after dismissing him during a Caribbean Premier League match between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

cricket Updated: Aug 12, 2018 11:28 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Sohail Tanvir had shown two middle fingers to Ben Cutting after dismissing him during a Caribbean Premier League match between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. (Twitter)

Sohail Tanvir, who plays for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), was fined 15% of his match fee for giving Ben Cutting a sending off during the team’s home game against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Thursday.

Tanvir, who was caught on camera giving the Australian batsman a double middle finger gesture after dismissing him, accepted the sanction handed to him by match referee Denavon Hayles.

The Pakistani fast bowler was hit for a six by Ben Cutting in the third ball of the 17th over. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots looked set to make a decent total at that point.

However, the next delivery from Tanvir saw Cutting get clean bowled. The left-arm speedster, who was obviously not happy at being hit for a maximum on the previous ball, showed two middle fingers to the Australian batsman.

Guyana eventually cruised to a six-wicket win as Shimron Hetmyer’s heroics outshone veteran Chris Gayle’s knock of 86 in the first innings.

Tanvir finished his spell with 1 for 24 in four overs, which was instrumental in restricting the Patriots to 146 for 5.

The left arm pacer was the highest wicket-taker in the previous season, and was retained by the side for this season.

First Published: Aug 12, 2018 11:02 IST