Afridi, Pakistan fined for slow overs

Published: February 27, 2011
Afridi fined 20% of his match fee, while team mates will lose 10% for their slow over rate against Sri Lanka. PHOTO: AFP

Afridi fined 20% of his match fee, while team mates will lose 10% for their slow over rate against Sri Lanka. PHOTO: AFP

NEW DEHLI: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has been fined 20 percent of his match fee and his team mates will lose 10 percent for their slow over rate in Saturday’s 11-run win against Sri Lanka, the ICC said on Sunday.

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.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Feb 27, 2011 - 6:50PM

    good good.Recommend

  • hunter
    Feb 27, 2011 - 7:36PM

    does every thing happen to Pakistani team, why the heck ICC is always after the Pakistani team. Whenever Pakistani team shows good performance ICC drown it in some situation.Recommend

  • Amer
    Feb 27, 2011 - 10:35PM

    No big deal! Recommend

  • Ali Haider
    Feb 27, 2011 - 11:40PM

    Guys, pay the fine, rather smash it on Logart’s face….:)Recommend

  • karachiite
    Feb 28, 2011 - 12:32AM

    Thats our inheritance ever since I started watching cricket I remembered Pakistan chasing with only 48 overs with 2 docked for slow over rate, there are somethings you can never change in Pak cricket Recommend

  • Uzair Javaid
    Feb 28, 2011 - 1:11AM

    ICC has its indian paralysed joker heading it. why wouldn’t he kick Pakistan everytime he gets a chance to do it. Pakistan should pay the fees to Lorgat and give him some extra as tip. He deserves that to buy some honourRecommend

  • CB Guy
    Feb 28, 2011 - 7:06AM

    Sri Lankans were atleast 10 minutes late. Anyhow, Broads have special love for Pakistanis, on and off the field ;)Recommend

  • Anwar
    Feb 28, 2011 - 11:09AM

    @hunter. Pakistani team is one of a kind. If they can break the law, they will. If they can do something wrong they will. It is in the blood of every Pakistani.Recommend

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