Islamabad, Mar 13: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq could become the latest cricket skipper to be suspended for maintaining a slow over-rate in the opening game of the Asia Cup against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Sunday.
Misbah was fined 40 percent of his match-fee for the offence, while the rest of the players were fined 20 percent, Misbah will be suspended if his side commits another ODI over-rate transgression in the next year, The Daily Times reports.
Since the ICC made the rules regarding over-rates stricter, after their annual conference in Hong Kong in June last year, India’s captain MS Dhoni has been suspended for both a Test and an ODI, while Shane Watson is also in danger of a suspension after Australia failed to complete their overs in time in the third final of the Commonwealth Bank series.
David Boon was the match-referee for Pakistan’s game against Bangladesh and ruled that Pakistan were too slow in completing their overs, after taking delays into consideration. (ANI)