DUBAI: The fierce rivalry between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars has taken a turn for the worse after an ugly spat that took place following controversial opening fixture first fixture of the Pakistan Super League here last Saturday, the sources confirmed.
Following a close competition, Qalandars beat Kings by 22 runs in PSL 4 opener and registered their first win over Karachi for the first time in the tournament history.
After the match, an exchange of inappropriate gestures occurred which saw an official complaint being filed by Qalandars’ top management against Wasim Akram, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir.
The president of the Karachi franchise, former captain Wasim claimed that upon completion of the match, someone from the Qalandars stand had called him dirty names which led to the ugly spat that later saw both Imad and Amir getting involved and using inappropriate and offensive language towards Qalandars stand which also included may women and children.
Wasim also got involved and the trio were seen shouting at Qalandars’ stand and exchanging inappropriate words, according to reports. According to recent updates, the nasty spat has been fully captured by the CCTV cameras installed in the stands and around it.
According to the sources, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to conduct an inquiry into the ugly incident and will hand out hefty fines or bans, if required.
Published in Dawn, February 23rd, 2019