Karachi: The Cricket Board of Pakistan has banned six players including left arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir for allegedly misbehaving with umpires and ball tampering charges.
Ahmed Shahzed, Sohail Khan, Javed Qadeer and Nadeem Sheikh are among the six players who have been charged with ball-tampering and abusing the umpires during a Ramadan festival Twenty20 match.
Officials confirmed that Tanvir, Ahmed Shahzed, Sohail Khan, Javed Qadeer, who have all played for the national team, and Tanveer Ahmed and Nadeem Sheikh have been banned from playing any matches at the famous Karachi Gymkhana ground.
"The players were reported by umpires, Riazuddin and Junaid Ghafoor for ball tampering, abusing the umpires and showing dissent over decisions in a match of the KG Ramazan festival quarter finals on Tuesday," one official said.
Riazuddin, who stood as the umpire in the match, said he was forced to report the matter to the organizers after things got out of hand in the match.
"The players were misbehaving a lot, using abusive language and some of them were spotted trying to scuff the ball," he said.