Emotional upheavals and dramatic send-offs add an entertainment quotient to the game of cricket but, at the same time, it is very important for the players to maintain the spirit and the integrity of the game.
The sixth edition of the Caribbean Premier League started from 9th August, and the second day of the tournament witnessed Pakistani pacer Sohail Tanveer giving a double middle-finger send-off after dismissing Ben Cutting during an encounter between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
While playing for his team St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Cutting smashed a six off Tanvir’s ball but he was clean bowled in the very next ball.
Batting on 15, Cutting tried to shuffle towards the off side and dispatch Tanvir on the leg. The left-arm pacer understood the batsman and bowled a yorker. Cutting failed to read the spell and Tanvir went on to dislodge the bails.
Disappointed Cutting turned for going back to the pavilion while the bowler pointed middle fingers behind his back.
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The match between the Guyana Amazons and Nevis Patriots was played in Providence Stadium, Guyana where Guyana Amazon Warriors began their campaign with a six-wicket win against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
Shimron Hetmter’s knock overshadowed Chris Gayle’s 86 to help Guyana Amazon Warriors begin their CPL campaign on a winning note.
Chris Gayle smashed 86 runs off 65-balls but he couldn’t help his team cross the 150-mark in their allocated 20 overs.
Chasing down a target of 147, Guyanan Amazon Warriors got off to a rough start as their openers Luke Ronchi and Chadwick Walton got dismissed in 7 balls.
However, Shimron Hetmyer came to Amazon’s rescue as he blasted an unbeaten 79 to help his team achieve the target in 16.3 overs.
Tanvir’s unprecedented behaviour on the field might bring some sanctions against him as the speedster has clearly violated the code of conduct.