• WP’s Adams banned after Oudtshoorn ‘gun-pointing’ incident

    Western Province batsman Qaasim Adams has been banned for three first-class and three List A fixtures after reportedly drawing a gun on teammate Givon Christian towards the end of 2018, according to Club Cricket SA.

    Adams was banned after reportedly drawing a gun on teammate Givon Christian in early November 2018 after day two of Western Province’s CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup fixture against South Western Districts in Oudtshoorn on 9 November.

    Christian reported the occurrence when he returned to Cape Town, but the player has ultimately decided not to press criminal charges, yet he maintains that Adams pointed the gun directly at him.

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    ‘Qaasim has a family, and despite the incident, I don’t want to put him in a position that will negatively affect his family. If I did press charges, he would serve jail time. I’m happy to forgive him and move on,’ Christian told Club Cricket SA.

    Adams will be allowed to play for United Cricket Club in the 2018-19 Western Province Cricket Association first division A while serving a provincial cricket suspension.

    His ban will rule him out of three first-class and three List A fixtures for Western Province, specifically against KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and North West. He will be eligible for a provincial return against KwaZulu-Natal Inland in late February.

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    ‘Qaasim has been suspended for 12 playing days, which is effectively three first-class and three List A matches. He is allowed to play club cricket during the ban,’ WPCA chief executive officer Nabeal Dien told Club Cricket SA.

    He has been named in United Cricket Club’s XI for Saturday, 12 January’s fixture against Kraaifontein Cricket Club.

    Source: Club Cricket SA

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