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Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz come to blows during training

KARACHI: The Pakistan’s team management is likely to take action against fast-bowler Wahab Riaz and leg-spinner Yasir Shah after the teammates were involved in a scuffle during a practice session in Brisbane on Wednesday.

According to a PCB official, the duo came to blows following an argument while playing football on the eve of the opening Test against Australia starting from Thursday.

Mohammad Nawaz acting as mediator between Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah. PHOTO: AFP

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“Nothing major happened but that is a disciplinary breach,” the official told The Express Tribune. “The team management may take action against the two players after hearing from them.”

Yasir Shah not smiling for the very first time. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan players have a history of altercations during international tours with the brawl between former fast-bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Muhammad Asif in Johannesburg in 2007 ICC World Twenty20 being the most infamous one.

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The two were involved in a dressing-room spat which resulted in Asif being struck by a bat on his left thigh. Akhtar was later sent home over the disciplinary breach.

However, later, both players buried the hatchet by posting a picture together from Yasir’s Yasir Shah Offical (@Shah64Y) December 14, 2016

Both players also published a video saying there is nothing wrong between them.

“Hi guys there is nothing wrong, as is being told in the media. Me and Yasir are very good friends and nothing happened between us. We are united and we will play together tomorrow and you have to pray for us,” says Wahab in the video.

courtesy : express tribune



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