South Africa's Tabraiz Shamsi was fined half his match fees for his bizarre protest after a leg-before appeal was turned down by the umpire in the Caribbean Premier League final. An official release from the CPL stated that the spinner admitted to a Level 2 breach of the code of conduct. The incident occurred when the chinaman bowler, representing the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, was convinced that he had trapped Javon Searles of the Trinbago Knight Riders lbw. Shamsi ran down the wickets after the umpire ruled not out as he excessively appealed to the umpire to change his mind. He then displayed his frustration and made several angry gestures at the official for his refusal to budge.
Shamsi is known for his antics on the pitch. He was at his entertaining best during the CPL final.
Shamsi, who plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, tweeted an apology for his behaviour.
2/3 My sincere apologies 2 umpire Brathwaite and the spectators for my excessive appealing.— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) September 10, 2017
I did apologise 2 him numerous times afterwards
3/3 I love playin the game with a passion but this is not the type of behaviour dat should be displayed— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) September 10, 2017
Hope 2 entertain again soon ??
Shamsi's team, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, went on to lose the final to the Trinbago Knight Riders by three wickets.
Knight Riders'co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was thrilled with his team's thrilling win.
It was the second consecutive CPL title for the Knight Riders.