Sohail Tanvir fined 15 percent match fee for obscene gesture

Guyana Amazon Warriors’ Sohail Tanvir has been fined 15 percent of his match fee after the medium pacer made an obscene gesture during a CPL match against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots on Thursday. Tanvir accepted the sanction that was handed down to him by match referee Denavon Hayles.

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The incident occurred in the 17th over of the Patriots innings when Ben Cutting was dismissed by Tanvir. After being hit for a six, Tanvir landed a yorker to clean up Cutting on 15 and then as the batsman was departing, he showed two middle fingers to the Patriots allrounder. That was his only wicket of the match as he finished with figures of 1/24 from his four overs.

Considering the stance of match officials over player’s behaviour in recent times, Tanvir is in line for a strict punishment for his act which was termed as ‘pathetic’ by Trinbago Knight Riders Chris Lynn on Twitter.

Patriots posted 146/5 in their allotted 20 overs with opener Chris Gayle top-scoring for his team with 65-ball 86. Gayle hit seven fours and five sixes.

However, an attacking 79 from Guyana’s Shimron Hetmyer saw them chasing down the target in 16.3 overs with six wicket remaining. Hetmyer hit nine fours and four sixes during his knock.