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Pakistan fined for slow over-rate in Galle Test

Published: Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 14:17 [IST]
 
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Pak fined for slow over-rate in 1st test

Dubai: The Pakistan team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 50-run defeat against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle on Tuesday.

Alan Hurst of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Younus Khan"s side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of Sri Lanka innings 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.

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As such, Younus was fined 10 per cent of his match fee while his players received five-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.

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