Pakistan team skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed fined for 20 per cent, while his players are fined for 10 per cent of their match fee due to slow over-rate by the International Cricket Council in the thrilling contest against England on Monday.
The official ICC statement said that Pakistan were one over short in the scheduled time after taking time allowances into the account.
“Pakistan Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was fined 20% of his match fee whilst his teammates were fined 10% each following a minor over-rate breach after Pakistan was ruled to be one over short of its target after time allowances were taken into consideration,” said the ICC.
In a global cricketing event, the past offences do not come into account, however, if Pakistan once again fail to deliver their quota of 50 overs in time during the World Cup, the captain may face one match suspension from the ICC.
On the other hand, two English players, Jason Roy and Jofra Archer, have been fined for 15 per cent of their match fee due to violation of ICC’s players code of conduct.
England’s opening batsman, Roy has been punished for using audible obscenities during the game while fielding. The incident took place in 14th over, when the Englishman was heard by umpires uttering indecent words after a misfield.
“Jason Roy was found to have breached Article 2.3 ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using audible obscenities in an international match. In addition to the 15% fine, one demerit point has been added to Roy’s disciplinary record,” the official ICC statement said.
Whereas, the pace sensation, Archer has been penalized for expressing dissent to umpire’s decision during the contest. The fast bowler questioned leg umpire’s decision of a wide in the 27th over.
“Archer was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to showing dissent at an umpire’s decision,” it further added.
Pakistan claimed an emphatic win against the hosts and the favourites of the tournament by 14 runs while defending 349 runs in the nail-biting contest.