Thursday 17 April 2008 

Bangladesh Fined For Slow Over Rate In Lahore

Bangladesh have been fined for a slow over rate during the third One Day International against Pakistan in Lahore while Shahriar Nafees has also been fined for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.

ICC Match Referee Mike Proctor deemed that Bangladesh were one over short of their target during Pakistan's innings, and as such captain Mohammad Ashraful was fined ten percent of his match fee and the rest of side were fined five percent.

Meanwhile, opening batsman Shahriar Nafees was found guilty of breaching clause 1.2 of the Code Of Conduct, which relates to "abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings."

Shahriar kicked an advertising board in frustration during the Pakistan innings and after he pleaded guilty to the offence.

Proctor explained, "It was Shahriar’s third misfield in the innings and he was obviously frustrated as it was a crucial game because Bangladesh was playing to stay alive in the series.

“But it is not the sort of example that players should be setting at any time. Shahriar pleased guilty, apologised for the incident and promised not to repeat it again.”

Nafees was reprimanded.