Multan Sultans all-rouner Kieron Pollard on Sunday was reprimanded for breaching the PSL Code of Conduct after he gave a fiery send-off to the opposition batter Abdullah Shafique.
The incident happened in the 13th over of Lahore Qalandars' innings when Shafique is a full delivery straight back at Pollard who took a brilliant reflex catch during his follow-through to dismiss the right-handed batter on 48.
The West Indies legend then signalled Shafique to go back towards the dressing room and gave him a menacing look to go along with his gesture.
Shafque quietly walked back to the dressing room while Pollard was being congratulated by his teammates for breaking the 69-run partnership for the third wicket.
But the match referee did not like what he saw and found Pollard guilty of a level 1 breach of the PSL Code of Conduct. Pollard pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted the sanction.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Martin Saggers and Faisal Afridi, third umpire Ahsan Raza and fourth umpire Shozab Raza.
All-round Pollard efforts go in vain
Two overs later he sent Billings packing on 54 to reduce Lahore to 140 for 4 in 14.4 overs but they still managed to reach a challenging total of 180 for 9 in 20 overs. Pollard finished with 2 for 16 from his two overs.
Multan in reply, kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were restricted to 159 for 7 with Pollard (39) and Mohammad Rizwan (30) making decent contributions while the rest failed to fire.
Rashid Khan was the pick of the Lahore bowlers with 3 for 15 while Zaman Khan, Haris Rauf, Sikandar Raza and Hussain Talat taking one each.
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