ICC Charges Shane Watson and Wahab Riaz
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reprimanded Australian all-rounder Shane Watson and Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz for violating the ICC’s Code of Conduct during the World Cup quarter-final between their teams at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.
The nature of the charge and the consequences are yet to be revealed with the ICC set to make a formal announcement on Saturday.
The duo had a go at each other throughout the Australian innings as the tournament co-hosts cruised to a six-wicket win to book their berth in the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Riaz, who bowled a terrific spell, almost had Watson caught at he deep fine leg but Rahat Ali spilled the chance, a moment that cost Pakistan the game.
Watson took full toll of the dropped chance as he went on to conjure a 66-ball 64 to guide Australia home comfortably with more than 16 overs to spare.
Wahab single-handedly put Pakistan in the game at one point by removing David Warner and Michael Clarke in quick succession.
The fiery pacer eventually ended the match with figures of two for 54 from his nine overs.
Australia will face defending champions India in the second semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 26th March.
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