Lahore Qalandars’ bowling side near decimated their Karachi competition to secure an assertive victory by a 22-run margin in the 5th match of the 2019 Pakistan Super League series at the Dubai Cricket Stadium.
Fiery pacemen Haris Rauf took four wickets and Shaheen Shah Afridi grabbed two wickets to change Lahore Qalanadars’ fortunes as they downed Karachi Kings.
The rivalry didn’t end there and after the match, an exchange of inappropriate gestures occurred between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings resulting in an official complaint filed against both teams.
It all started when ’ players and authorities witnessed some indecent gestures coming from the enclosure of Qalandars’ owners and management.
According to source, Kings captain Imad Waseem, president Wasim Akram, and fast bowler Mohammed Aamir were all a subject of obscene language coming from the same source.
After the incident Karachi Kings authorities including Wasim Akram, complained directly to the alleged officials and also contacted the Dubai stadium’s management, which took quick action and the person in question was called out.
Following the incident, Lahore Qalandars’ authorities have filed a complaint against Kings’ captain Imad Wasim, pacer Mohammad Amir and president Wasim Akram for showing indecent gestures and using foul language with their guests’ sitting in their enclosure while Karachi Kings has filed a complaint against Lahore’s management.
According to reports, Karachi have accused one member sitting in the VIP box of Lahore Qalandars at the Dubai stadium of using foul language while the Qalandars have apparently accused Karachi’s team senior management of inappropriate behaviour.
In lieu of the spat, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir have been alleged of exhibiting inappropriate gestures and using offensive language towards women. The matter was later taken up to match referee Roshan Mahanama in a formal, written complaint put forth by Lahore Qalandars.
In the wake of the incident, Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim have been severely accused of misbehaving with women, some of which belong to the players’ family.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has ordered further investigations to be done after the decision of match referee.
Lahore Qalandars’ team manager Mr. Sameen Rana has confirmed that the team management had officially lodged a complaint, reported Behtareen.pk
“We have lodged a complaint with PCB and they are investigating the matter,” informed Rana. “Now it is the duty of the board to investigate and decide whether three of them were involved in the indecent activity or not,” he added.
Rana showed disappointment on Wasim Akram, Muhammad Amir and Imad Wasim for using indecent gestures towards Qalandars’ guests.
“There were families sitting at our enclosure, including Muhammad Hafeez’s family as well,” he told.
He was also not very happy with PCB for ‘mishandling’ the matter at first. “Yesterday, when it all happened, the board mishandled it at first. The ground security pointed someone in the crowd and made him responsible,” he told.
While at other side Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal has denied all the charges on behalf of his team.
“It was very disappointing to witness foul language from Lahore Qalandars stand towards legend like Wasim Akram,” said Salman Iqbal.
“We have formally lodged a complaint with match referee and chairman PCB, Mr. Ehsan Mani,” he added. “It is not Pakistan versus India but Pakistan Super League and we all need to show decency,” told Iqbal.
According to sources, Karachi Kings’ haven’t received any formal complaint either from Lahore Qalandars or PCB.
According to BBC Urdu report, the ground security investigated senior journalist Owais Tauheed and Qalandars’ official Rana Jawad on complaint of Wasim Akram and also took their accreditation cards.