Why Pakistan Players Fined 20 Percent Of Match Fee?

Pakistan players have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate in the 2023 Cricket World Cup match against South Africa, which they lost by one wicket. According to a press release from the International Cricket Council (ICC),

“Match Referee Richie Richardson imposed the sanction after Babar Azam’s side was ruled to be four overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.”

In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC’s ‘Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel’, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined five percent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

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Babar pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Alex Wharf and Paul Reiffel, third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough levelled the charge.

Pakistan have lost four out of their six games and are virtually out of contention for a World Cup semifinal berth.

South Africa defeated Pakistan by one wicket in a tense finish to push their Asian rivals to the brink of elimination.

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