Pakistan was fined 20% of the match fee for a slow over-rate against South Africa during their ICC Cricket World Cup encounter versus South Africa, which occurred in Chennai on Friday. According to an official announcement from the International Cricket Council (ICC), Pakistan has incurred a penalty of 20% of their match fee due to their failure to maintain an acceptable over-rate during a league match against South Africa in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, which took place on Friday.
Pakistan fined 20% of match fee for slow over-rate against South Africa
As per the provisions outlined in Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, about instances of insufficient over-rate, players are subjected to a monetary penalty of up to five percent of their match fee for each over that their team fails to provide within the designated timeframe.
According to the ICC Code of Conduct, players will incur a fine equivalent to five percent of their match fee for each over that remains unbowled within the designated time frame. The allegation was leveled by on-field umpires Alex Wharf and Paul Reiffel, third umpire Richard Illingworth, and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough following Pakistan’s defeat to South Africa.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, accepted the suspension. Babar acknowledged his guilt for the offense and willingly agreed to the recommended penalty, thus preventing the necessity for a formal adjudication process. The charge was leveled by on-field umpires Alex Wharf and Paul Reiffel, third umpire Richard Illingworth, and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough.