Pakistan fined for world cup slow over rate by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday for sustaining a slow over rate against New Zealand at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, India, during their World Cup match. A 10% sanction was imposed on the Green Shirts in lieu of their match fee by the international cricket governing body. The previous day, on Saturday, World Cup 2023, Pakistan emerged victorious in a pivotal encounter against the Kiwis when the match was canceled due to persistent rain.
Match Referee Richie Richardson assessed the penalty after determining that the Green Shirts were short by two overs in the first innings, according to an ICC press release. Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which pertains to minimum over-rate offenses, stipulates that players incur a 5% fine equivalent to their match fees for each over in which their team fails to bowl within the designated period.
Pakistan fined for World Cup slow over rate in match against NZ
The match sanction levied by the ICC was accepted by Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam, thereby obviating the necessity for a formal hearing. The accusation was leveled against match referees Paul Wilson and Richard Kettleborough, third umpire Richard Illingworth, and fourth umpire Joel Wilson. It is noteworthy to mention that Pakistan emerged victorious over New Zealand by 21 runs (DLS method) in a crucial match that was perpetually disrupted by precipitation and was ultimately canceled.
While the Green Shirts batted at 200-1 in 25.3 overs with Fakhar Zaman (126*) and captain Babar Azam (66*) still on the crease, the match was called off due to precipitation. Pakistan, led by Fakhar’s explosive batting, reached a 21-run advantage over the DLS score after 25.3 overs and ultimately prevailed. The crucial victory for the Green Shirts was secured through the 194-run partnership between Azam and Fakhar.
With this support, they eagerly anticipate their November 11 match against the struggling England team at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. At the outset of the ongoing competition, the Black Caps amassed 401-6, the second-highest total.
Rachin Ravindra (108), Kane Williamson (95), and Glenn Phillips (41) contributed to the total. Significant contributions were made by Mark Chapman (39), Daryl Mitchell (29), and Mitchell Santner (26). On November 9, New Zealand will host an equally significant match against Sri Lanka at the same venue as today; should the Black Caps prevail, the situation for the Azam-led unit could become quite precarious.