Pakistani Cricket Team Fined for Slow Over Rate Against England

According to the press release of the International Cricket Council issued on Monday, the captain of Pakistan cricket team was fined 20 percent of the match fee and his teammates were fined 10 percent due to a minor over rate breach after Pakistan was one over short of its target even after taking time allowances under consideration.

Reportedly, England was also three overs short, at least, and Eoin Morgan, their captain, faces a suspension as well. But, the International Cricket Council still has to announce anything.

The press release mentioned that when after time allowances were considered, Pakistan was ruled to be an over short of its target.

In the meantime, two players of England cricket team, Jofra Archer and Jason Roy, were also fined 15 percent of their match fee by the ICC because of breaching players code of conduct at the match.

Jason was charged as he was found to breach Article 2.3 ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel related to using audible obscenities during an international match.

According to ICC, along with the 15 percent fine, a demerit point has also been added to Roy’s disciplinary record.

It was further highlighted that Roy used an audible obscenity right after misfielding during the 14th over of Pakistan’s innings which was notably heard by the umpires.”

The report further added that Jofra Archer was found to breach Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which refers to showing dissent at the decision of an umpire.”

This event happened in the 27th over of Pakistani innings. Moreover, to the 15 percent find charged, a demerit point has also been added to Jofra Archer’s disciplinary record.

The charges against the players were leveled by on-field umpires S Ravi and  Marais Erasmus and third umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge as well as Chris Gaffney the fourth official.

ICC also said that these players had admitted the offenses and accepted the sanctions proposed by Jeff Crowe, the match referee, and so a formal hearing wasn’t required.

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