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ICC warns Afghanistan pair over misconduct

Mohammad Nabi was handed a demerit point as well
Mohammad Nabi was handed a demerit point as well

International Cricket Council (ICC) has warned Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi and fast bowler Dawlat Zadran following their misconduct in the recently concluded Intercontinental Cup clash against Ireland in Greater Noida.

Nabi picked a six-wicket haul in the second innings to dismiss Ireland for 104 runs and secure an innings victory for Afghanistan, which has pushed their case for a Test status.

The 32-year-old appealed for a catch against Andy Balbirnie in the first innings when replays clearly showed he had grassed the chance. He was sanctioned one demerit point for his conduct.

On the other hand, Zadran directed a throw at Peter Chase which hit the Ireland number 11 Peter Chase on his leg when he was not even attempting a run. Zadran was handed three demerit points.

When the demerit points reaches four or more, it will be converted into suspension points and two such points can lead to a ban in either one Intercontinental Cup match or two One-Day Internationals or two Twenty20 Internationals.

Earlier, Afghanistan also clinched the five match series against Ireland 3-2.

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