Azam Khan fined for displaying Palestinian flag on his bat. Azam Khan, the Pakistani batsman, faced a fine for showcasing the Palestinian flag on his bat during the ongoing National T20 tournament in Karachi. The disciplinary action was due to a violation of clothing and equipment regulations, specifically displaying unapproved logos or political messaging.
Azam Khan was fined for displaying the Palestinian flag on his bat
Playing for Karachi Whites in the tournament, Khan was confronted by the match referee immediately after the game on Sunday for this breach. Despite a prior warning about not displaying the unapproved logo on his cricket bat, Azam, son of former captain Moin Khan, persisted, stating that all his bats had identical stickers. The ICC’s code of conduct strictly prohibits players from displaying messages associated with political, religious, or racial activities on clothing and equipment. As a result, the match referee imposed a significant penalty, fining Khan 50 percent of his match fees.