Amir fined for on-field altercation


Pakistan's Mohammad Amir has been fined 150 percent of his match fee for two separate offences playing for Sui Southern Gas Corporation in a domestic match.

Amir, who was only recently allowed to return to competitive cricket following a five year ban for spot-fixing, became involved in a heated on-field exchange with batsman Faisal Iqbal, playing for Pakistan International Airlines.

The 23 year-old Amir, who is being strictly monitored by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), was charged under article 45.4 and 45.5 of the PCB's domestic Code of Conduct which relates to "intimidating a player using crude or abusive language to sledge, and making offensive remarks."  

A PCB spokesman told Cricinfo: "Amir was penalised for violating the code of conduct. He was fined 50 and 100% for two difference offences.

"He was found to be sledging around and later was found exchanging crude language with PIA batsman Faisal Iqbal. The batsman has also been fined 50% of his match for engaging in exchange of harsh words in between them."

Amir has been in good form for his domestic side, taking 27 wickets in three matches.