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Pakistan fined for slow over-rate vs SL

February 27, 2011 17:50 IST

The Pakistan team was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 11-run win over Sri Lanka in the World Cup match in Colombo on Saturday.

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Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Shahid Afridi's side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.

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In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing 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.

As such, Shahid was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines.

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by Pakistan without contest so there was no need for a hearing.