Monday, February 28, 2011
Afridi, Pakistan fined for slow overs
Match referee Chris Broad imposed the fine after Pakistan were one over short of their target at the end of the match in Colombo when time allowances were taken into consideration, the International Cricket Council said in a statement.
According to the ICC Code of Conduct governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fail to bowl in the allotted time while the captain is fined double that amount.
“The penalty was accepted by Pakistan without contest so there was no need for a hearing,” the ICC statement read.
Having beaten Kenya and Sri Lanka, Pakistan take on Canada in their next Group A fixture on Thursday.