India and Pakistan have been fined 40 percent of the match fee for slow over rate in Group A match of Asia Cup 2022.
Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday said that India and Pakistan will be charged match fees for the ‘slow over rate’ in Group A matches of the Asia Cup 2022. 40 percent fine has been imposed.
\Jeff Crowe of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees took action after the teams of Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam fell two overs short of their respective time during Sunday’s match.
The ICC said, in accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with the issue of minimum over-rates. In this regard, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee per over their team fails to bowl in the allotted time.
Both the captains were convicted for this and both the captains accepted their guilt, so there was no need for a formal hearing in the matter. On-field umpires Masudur Rahman and Ruchira Pilliyaguruge, third umpire Ravindra Vimalasiri and fourth umpire Ghazi Sohail made the allegations.
India started their Asia Cup campaign on a grand note with a five-wicket win over Pakistan. Hardik Pandya’s all-round performance as well as significant contributions from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli helped India win.