Despite coming out victorious in ther last Group B fixture in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in Cardiff on Monday, Pakistan have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ পাকিস্তানকে আইসিসির জরিমানা]
According to the rules set by the governing authority of the game, Sarfraz Ahmed’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
As a result Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine. A formal hearing, however, was not required as Sarfraz pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction.
The means captain Sarfraz Ahmed is docked 20 per cent of his match fee, with the rest of the team docked 10 per cent.
But the more important thing that will bring a sigh of relief for the Pakistan fans is that Sarfraz is available for Wednesday’s semi-final clash with England, also in Cardiff.
The wicketkeeper-batsman made a match-winning 61 not out in his side’s nail-biting three-wicket win on Monday, teaming up with Mohammad Amir for an unbroken 75-run stand that got Pakistan home with 31 balls to spare.
If Sarfraz is found guilty of a second minor over-rate offence, he will be handed a one-match suspension.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com