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Razzaq Excuse Hitting Haffez But with Penality of Rs. 100,000 by PCB

LAHORE (October 19, 2012): Abdul Razzaq has been fined Rs. 100,000 by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for publicly criticising Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez.Abdul Razzaq has been fined Rs. 100,000 by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for publicly criticising Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez.

Razzaq had breached the PCB’s code of conduct when he made comments criticizing Captain Mohammad Hafeez upon his return from the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

Razzaq was apologetic and said he did not want to fight with Hafeez.

PCB served him a show-cause notice saying that Razzaq had breached the player’s code of conduct, which forbids players from speaking to the media without prior permission from the board.

In his reply, Razzaq said that his remarks were not intended to hurt anyone and were said in anger. He added that he was upset at not being included in the team and apologised for his outburst, saying that he had no conflict with anyone in the team.

The PCB chairman later clarified that Razzaq’s exclusion from the semi-final line-up had been a unanimous decision.

Razzaq played one match during Pakistan’s World T20 2012 campaign, when he was picked in the Super Eight tie against Australia in which he scored 22 runs. The all-rounder was also part of the team in the two warm-up matches prior to the tournament.

The right-arm batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler made his debut for Pakistan in 1996 and has played 265 one-day internationals, 46 Tests and 30 T20 internationals for his country.