Hockey World Cup 2018: Pakistan vice-captain Ammad Butt let off with a reprimand

The jury decided to reduce the punishment to a reprimand after accepting the contention that Butt ran carelessly but not recklessly into Saari and also showed concern for the Malaysian later.

Ammad Butt's (left) had been handed a one-match suspension for injuring Malaysia'a Faisal Saari during the match.   -  Biswaranjan Rout

Pakistan got a reprieve after vice-captain Ammad Butt was let off with a reprimand by the FIH Appeals Jury on Saturday for injuring Malaysia'a Faisal Saari during its Pool D match.

Butt had been handed a one-match suspension by FIH Technical Delegate Christian Deckenbrock but the Jury decided to reduce the punishment to a reprimand after accepting the contention that Butt ran carelessly but not recklessly into Saari and also showed concern for the Malaysian later.

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However, it also recommended suspension if Butt received a yellow card in the remainder of the tournament.