Pakistan’s players fined for slow over

Pakistan’s players fined for slow over | Slow over rate costs Pakistan

Pakistan’s players fined for slow over: Pakistan’s players have been fined for a slow over rate in their 11-run win over Sri Lanka at the World Cup, the ICC said in a statement on Sunday.

Pakistan's players fined for slow over | Slow over rate costs Pakistan

Slow over rate costs Pakistan

The ruling body said match referee Chris Broad of England, a member of the elite panel of ICC match referees, imposed the fines on Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and his players after the team was one over short of its target at the end of the Group A match in Colombo on Saturday.

Afridi was fined 20% of his match fee, while the other players lost 10% of their fees.

The ICC said the charge was accepted by Pakistan without contest and there was no need for a hearing.

A slow over rate is listed as a minor offence in the ICC’s code of conduct. Players are fined 10% of their match fees for every over the side fails to bowl in the allotted time, while team captains are fined 20% of their fee per over.

Pakistan claimed a surprise victory over one of the pre-tournament favorites in the match at the R. Premadasa Stadium, with Afridi winning the man of the match award for his bowling figures of 4-34 off 10 overs.

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