Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah involved in bust-up; PCB calls for report

Updated: Dec 15, 2016, 09:08 IST | PTI

Pakistan Cricket Board has taken a serious view of the bust-up between Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah during a training session in Brisbane yesterday, a day before the first Test begins at the Gabba today

Pakistan players Yasir Shah (right) and Wahab Riaz clash during a training session at the Gabba in Brisbane yesterday. Pic/AFP
Pakistan players Yasir Shah (right) and Wahab Riaz clash during a training session at the Gabba in Brisbane yesterday. Pic/AFP

Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board has taken a serious view of the bust-up between Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah during a training session in Brisbane yesterday, a day before the first Test begins at the Gabba today.

PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media here that he was disappointed to hear about the incident involving Wahab and Yasir during a football session.

"I don't know how this happened because so far the team has been a well-knit side and disciplined. This is not discipline and we have asked for a report from the team management on what transpired," he said.

Khan said after studying the report, disciplinary action, if necessary, would be taken against the two players. The incident was picked up by the international media after wire services flashed pictures of the two players facing off in the training session.

Team manager Wasim Bari sent off both the players from the training session to sit on the bench. The two players then appeared in a video released on social media in which they insisted they were good friends and the incident was blown out of proportion by the media.

Pakistan has never won a Test series in Australia and the current three-match series represents a big challenge for the touring side led by long serving captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

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