The PCB confirmed on Monday that no official complaint was received to the match-referee Roshan Mahanama from the Quetta Gladiators about alleged ball-tampering during their game against Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday.
According to the code of conduct of the Pakistan Super League, the team manager must file an official complaint and submit it to the game’s match referee inside 48 hours of the end of the game.
In this case, however, we have gone past that 48-hours window and there hasn’t been any complaint registered officially.
Wasim Khan, the PCB Chief Executive, urged players to try not to make any “irresponsible statements” that might affect the league’s integrity.
He said that the participants must uphold the morals and should “show responsibility.”
“We are aware that a statement on changing the condition of the ball has been made without lodging a formal complaint through the correctly stated procedure,” he said.
“Such irresponsible statements without formal follow-up will only affect the integrity of the event and cast doubts on international cricketers, and, as such, I request the players to use caution and show responsibility.”
The PSL will continue after a break on Wednesday with the game between Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi at the Multan Cricket Stadium. Now all the focus is on the upcoming matches.