St Kitts & Nevis Patriots opener Evin Lewis and Trinbago Knight Riders pacer Ali Khan have been heavily fined for breaching the code of conduct during their Hero Caribbean Premier League at Warner Park, St Kitts, on Tuesday.
The incident happened during the Super Over where Lewis had an argument with Khan after the third ball, which played to the boundary. It was because Lewis felt that Khan intentionally delayed him as he was trying make a second run, which clearly was not on in any event.
Moreover, Lewis was seen pushing Khan and having some unpleasantries talk with him. The TKR players and the umpires got involved when the pacer refused to back down. TKR skipper Kieron Pollard eventually had to intervene, pulling away Lewis, and calming both players down.
On Wednesday, the CPL said both players had been found in breach of article 2.2.4 of the code of conduct, which regulates inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players during the course of play. Further, the on-field umpires Leslie Reifer and Shaun George reported the incident to the match referee Simon Taufel.
When they appeared before Taufel both players pleaded guilty to the charges and accepted the following sanctions imposed by Match Referee. Taufel eventually fined Lewis his entire match fee while Khan was given with 75% of his fee.
Despite losing a match over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Trinbago Knight Riders stood with eight points atop the six-team table with the Guyana Amazon Warriors. However, the Warriors have a chance to take over TRKs in the further matches.