In the second match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the Karachi Kings team flouted the rules and appeared to be talking on a mobile phone in a legal dugout against an official of the franchise.
In a match against Karachi Kings Chief Executive Officer Tariq Wasi Peshawar Zalmi on Friday, the team was seen talking on a mobile phone that violated the rules of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The ICC banned the use of mobile phones during international matches in the dressing room in 2011, and the ban also applies to dugouts.
According to the rules of the ICC, only the manager in the team's dugout is allowed to call during the match but this is also required to be stated first and walkie talkie is usually used for communication.
In principle, only team manager Naveed Rashid was allowed to talk over the phone in the dug-out, but Karachi Kings ignored the code of conduct.
The use of the phone in the team dugout by Tariq immediately went viral on social media and was widely criticized by fans.
The Karachi Kings team is likely to face difficulties with the use of the phone and may face penalties from the PCB as well as penalties.
Former national bowler Shoaib Akhtar also pointed out this on social networking site Twitter.
However, Dan Jones denies it as a violation of the law and says that like all T20 cricket leagues in the world, managers / CEOs are allowed to have cell phones, Tariq is our CEO and we have a practice management system.
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