Morgan suspended for 4th ODI against Pakistan
England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan has been suspended for the fourth ODI against Pakistan due to slow over-rate.
Despite winning the third ODI comfortably, England skipper Eoin Morgan has been hit with a big blow as he will miss the 4th ODI and has been fined 40 percent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over rate.
Apart from Morgan, the other players of the team has been fined 20 percent of their respective match fees.
According to the reports, England were two overs late even after time allowance was taken into consideration. In accordance with Article 2.22.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.
The skipper was previously found guilty of a minor over rate offence during the Barbados ODI against Windies.
Meanwhile, wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct also during the Bristol ODI. He gets one point added against his disciplinary record. He struck the stumps in anger after getting dismissed in the third ODI.
Michael Gough and Paul Reiffel were the on-field umpires, who lad the charges. Bairstow admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Richie Richardson.