Pakistan Fined For Slow Over-Rate Against Bangladesh
The Pakistan side has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the opening Asia Cup 2012 match against Bangladesh.
Despite dismissing Bangladesh for 241 in 48.1 overs on their way to a 21-run victory, Pakistan were deemed to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into account.
Under International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct regulations, each player is fined ten percent of his match fee for each over the team is short and the captain's fine is double. Therefore, the players were fined 20 percent and captain Misbah-ul-Haq lost 40 percent of his fee.
Furthermore, if Misbah is captaining the team and it is found guilty of a similar offence again in the next 12 months, he will face a one-match suspension.
Match referee David Boon imposed the penalties after the game.
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