Najam Sethi has issued a warning to Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to keep their players’ behavior in check during the upcoming series between the two countries in Sharjah.
Last year, when the two teams met in Sharjah in Asia Cup, Asif Ali was seen involved in a heated exchange of words with Afghan fast bowler Fareed Ahmad Malik. Fareed pushed Asif first, which prompted the batsman was seen raised his bat at the speedster, after which the other players and umpires on the field had to intervene.
“I had a chat with Afghanistan officials in Dubai about crowd control and their players’ behavior. What is guarantee about managing your fans and fans, because past experiences haven’t been good,” Sethi said.
“We told Afghanistan Board to control their players. Winning and losing is part of the game. We have experience about winning and losing so we can control our emotions, but they are new to international cricket, so they need to keep their players in check,” he added.