Best blow-up

CPL players charged for altercation

St Lucia Zouks’ Barbadian fast-bowler Tino Best has landed himself in hot water once again.

Following a televised verbal altercation between Best and Barbados Tridents’ Pakistan-born middle order batsman, Shoaib Malik, where the players had to be parted, charges were laid by on-field umpires Joel Wilson and Gregory Brathwaite under the WICB’s Code of Conduct which is the governing code for the CPL.

Tino Best (right) and Shoaib Malik last night.
Tino Best (right) and Shoaib Malik last night.

The confrontation occurred during the Caribbean Premier League match between the Zouks and Tridents at Kensington Oval last night, and following Best’s dismissal of Malik. The two came into physical contact with each other in mid-pitch.

In a media release today the CPL said the charges laid by the on-field umpires were that Best breached Article 2.1.8 of the Code of Conduct which relates to “conduct that either (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute. This is a Level One offence and as a result Best was charged ten per cent of his match fee. Best was also found to have breached Article 2.2.8 of the Code of Conduct which relates to “using language or a gesture(s) that is seriously obscene, seriously offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player. This is a Level Two offence and Best was charged 50 per cent of his match fee”.

Malik was found to have breached Article 2.2.4 of the Code of Conduct which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play during an International Match. This is a Level Two offence and Malik was charged 50 per cent of his match fee.

Both players pleaded guilty to the charges laid against them and as a result match referee Denovan Hayles was not required to hold any hearings into the incident and the fines were levied against both players.


On-field incident

Reports are that following that on-field incident at Kensington Oval Best was again involved in another altercation at the team’s hotel, this time with Tridents’ captain Kieron Pollard. Reports reaching Barbados TODAY are that that impasse was also physical.

The CPL, in its media release, confirmed an incident occurred but stated that no one was injured.

“In addition there was a further incident which took place after the match at the players’ hotel. While this is being investigated currently the CPL management can confirm that the incident was minor and no one was injured,” the CPL release stated.

When contacted by Barbados TODAY for details on the incident amid reports that Best had been beaten, Tridents’ media official Philip Spooner declined to comment on the incident.

3 Responses to Best blow-up

  1. Derwood Ricardo
    Derwood Ricardo July 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    TINO never had any discipline and will never have. He can only camouflaged it for so long.

  2. Zakir Hussain Patel
    Zakir Hussain Patel July 24, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    I know Tino La Bertram Best, He comes from where I and we Lime, However I also know Shoaib Malik, Who comes from what we love and where we come from. Come on Guys let it be, CRICKET is a game for Gents, think about it, Football is played by Gents and followed by Hooligans, Where As Rugby is played by Hooligans followed by Gents. Pollard U is de captain of Barbados Tridents, Also behave or else u nah get n e flying fish

  3. DEBBIE July 25, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I think its high time Tino Best behave like a man and not a trigger happy little boy who now start playing cricket. Too many times we (Barbadians) let Tina on feild behaviour go unnotice because he from here but, PLEASE grow up and play the game or be left out of the game … I’M ALMOST TEMPTED TO SAY Malik right to push he or chuck he r whatever he did but that would be the same as Tino’s behaviour so Malik be cool or we can leave you out as well.


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