Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan (AFP Photo)

Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali  along with Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan and spinner Rashid Khan have each been handed a fine of 15 percent match fee for involvement in separate incidents during their clash in the Super Four stage of Asia Cup 2018 on Friday.

The trio has also been handed one demerit point each. The incident involving Hasan occurred during the 33rd over of Afghanistan innings when he got involved in a verbal duel with Hashmatullah Shahidi after threatening a throw at the batsman off his own bowling.

Afghan then brushed his shoulder with Hasan in the 37th over while completing a run. Rashid was fined for giving a send-off to Pakistan batsman Asif Ali in the 47th over of the chase – holding up a finger and staring at the batsman.

“After the match, all the three players pleaded guilty to the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” ICC said in a media release.

This is the second time inside 24 months that Afghan has received a demerit point. In February 2017, he was reprimanded and given a demerit point for showing dissent against an umpire’s decision during an ODI against Zimbabwe.

Hasan and Afghan were found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”, while Rashid was found to have violated Article 2.1.7, which deals with “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”