India and Pakistan have been fined 40 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate in their opening Group A match of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 on 28th. With the Asia Cup 2022 Group A match currently being played. In a closely contested match, India overcame Pakistan by five wickets. However neither team’s captains managed to keep the over rate constant.
Jeff Crowe of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanctions after Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam‘s sides. Both sides were ruled to be two overs short of their respective targets. Even fter time allowances were taken into consideration.
“In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,”SAID THE ICC IN A STATEMENT.
“Both captains pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.”He Added.
Fine costed Pakistan fielding restrictions
The accusations were made by the on-field umpires Masudur Rahman and Ruchira Pilliyaguruge. Also by third umpire Raveendra Wimalasiri, and fourth umpire Gazi Sohel. The high-profile match was won by India by five wickets thanks to Hardik Pandya‘s all-around performance. Towards the end of India’s run chase, Pakistan had to keep an additional fielder inside the circle because of the slow over rate.
Hardik – who forged a fifty-plus partnership with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja – showed impeccable strength in the game. Pandya finished off in style by hitting a maximum on the fourth delivery of the final over. Team India faced Hong Kong in their second Group A fixture today. Pakistan will also face them on September 2. As the league progresses to the Super 4 stage Pakistan would also like to register a win over Hong Kong like India, keeping their hopes alive in the tournament.
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