ISLAMABAD: International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended
Pakistan’s captain Misbah-ul-Haq for one Test and fined 40 per cent
of his match fee, while his players have been fined 20 per cent of their
match fees, for maintaining a slow over-rate during New Zealand’s
eight-wicket victory in the Christchurch Test.
Richie Richardson of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees
imposed the suspension on Misbah after Pakistan was ruled to be two
overs short of its target of 103 overs after time allowances were taken
into consideration, an International Cricket Council press release issued here said.
Moreover, in accordance with Article 2.5.1 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of
Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which deals with
minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 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.
After the suspension, Misbah will miss the second Test against New Zealand
being held in Hamilton on Friday.