PCB suspends, fines umpire Faisal Afridi for breaching PSL’s bio-bubble

Faisal Afridi

For violating the event’s health and safety rules, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Elite Panel of Umpires member Faisal Khan Afridi has been suspended for five Pakistan Super League 2022 matches and fined 50% of his match fee.

Faisal’s isolation period at the hotel will now be completed before he is permitted to travel to Lahore for the Lahore-leg matches, which will begin on February 10th.

“The PCB has said it will take a zero-tolerance stance to any health and safety breaches,” said Tournament Director Salman Naseer. This decision illustrates our determination and commitment to create a successful event in which all participants are safe so that they may continue to support their teams and delight the millions of fans that watch the game live around the world.”

Read more: ICC suspends English umpire Michael Gough for breaching bio-secure protocols

Faisal Khan Afridi apologized after pleading guilty to the offence.

The PCB COVID-19 Committee, which includes Usman Wahla in addition to Salman Naseer, reached the decision. The panel considered all of the facts surrounding the occurrence when rendering its conclusion.

Current PSL 2022 Points Table 

Meanwhile, here are the updated standing position of each PSL team

TeamMatchesWon LostN/RPointsNet Run Rate
Multan Sultans4408+0.620
Lahore Qalandars3214+0.557
Islamabad United2112+0.673
Quetta Gladiators3122+0.486
Peshawar Zalmi3122-1.182
Karachi Kings3030-0.998

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