JEDDAH – Prince Sultan Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, President of the General Presidency of Youth Welfare and President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, Friday issued a general pardon for all suspended players, administrators and referees in all sports.
The reprieve comes on the occasion of Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz’s safe return to the Kingdom.
Al-Shabab and Al-Ittihad have greatly benefited from the decision since four of Shabab players have been suspended for receiving either three yellow cards each or due to a disciplinary committee’s decision. These are Ahmed Otaif, Sanad Sharaheeli and Nasser Al-Shamrani.
However, goalkeeper Waleed Abdullah was punished with a disciplinary committee decision.
On the other hand, Ittihad skipper Mohammed Noor received three yellow cards and a red card that resulted in his suspension for three matches.
His teammate, Hicham Abu Cherouane, received a third yellow card during his team’s recent encounter against Al-Hilal Thursday.
Ali Zubara of Najran is also a beneficiary of the pardon. – SG