Here’s Why a Karachi Kings Team Member Was Using Mobile Phone in the Dug-out
The International Cricket Council (ICC) laws strictly prohibit the players from the usage of mobile phones in the dug-out.
Pakistan Super League franchise Karachi Kings invited controversy when one of its team members was seen using a cellphone in the dugout during their game against Peshawar Zalmi.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) laws strictly prohibit the players from the usage of mobile phones in the dug-out. However, the team management is allowed to communicate through walkie-talkies.
Following the uproar on social media, Karachi Kings’ coach, Dean Jones, has cleared the air regarding the whole thing. While Replying to a tweet, the Karachi Kings’ coach wrote that it was the Kings’ CEO, Tariq Wasi, who was organizing the team’s practice times for today.
He further added that just as everywhere in T20 cricket, the manager or CEO is allowed to use a mobile phone in the PSL.
Like in ALL T20 cricket. The manager/CEO is the only one allowed to have a phone. In this case Tariq.. our CEO is doing work. Here he is organising us Practice times for today. Thanks for your concern. https://t.co/UORGtmMlro
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) February 22, 2020
Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi:
While batting first, Karachi Kings put a big total on the board for Peshawar Zalmi to chase. Thanks to half-centuries from Babar Azam and Imad Wasim, the Kings’ finished their innings with 201/4 on the board.
Peshawar Zalmi in their reply managed to score 191 runs in the 20 overs. Liam Livingston and Kamran Akmal were the top scorers for Zalmi with 54 and 43 runs to their names respectively.
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