Pakistan cricket team has been fined by International Cricket Council (ICC) due to slow over-rate during the Lord’s Test.
In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, “players are fined 10 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.”
According to ICC press release, match referee Jeff Crowe imposed the penalties after reckoning that Pakistan was three overs short.
Pakistan’s captain, Sarfraz Ahmed has been fined 60% of his match fees while other players have been fined 30% match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate.
Sarfraz Ahmed has pleaded to be guilty and has accepted the punishments so there was no need for official hearings.
If the Pakistani side falls into another slow over-rate breach in a Test within 12 months with Ahmed as captain, it will be estimated as a second felony and he will face a suspension as stated by International Cricket Council.