|Scorecard:||Pakistan v Sri Lanka|
|Player:||BC Broad, Shoaib Malik|
DateLine: 22nd January 2009
The Pakistan team was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 129-run defeat against Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Karachi on 21 January.
Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Shoaib Malik’s side was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing over-rate penalties, players are fined five 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, Shoaib was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines.
The offence is contrary to Section J of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to slow over-rates. For such offences, the decision of the ICC match referee is final and binding.
The full ICC Code of Conduct can be found at:
http://in.yimg.com/icccricket/pdfs/code-of-conduct-for-players-and-officials.pdf. Section J, which deals with minimum over-rates, can be found on page 20 of this pdf document.
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