In the aftermath of a tight contest against South Africa, Pakistan has been penalized for falling four overs short during the South African batting innings in Chennai. As a consequence, the team has been fined 20 percent of their match fee.
ICC Code of Conduct and Over Shortfall
According to the ICC Code of Conduct, a five percent deduction from the match fee is imposed on teams for each over not bowled within the stipulated time frame. This rule was invoked in the case of Pakistan’s recent match.
Umpires Level Charge After Pakistan’s Defeat
The charge was brought against Pakistan by on-field umpires Alex Wharf and Paul Reiffel, along with third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough, following the team’s loss to South Africa.
Pakistan’s Captain Accepts Sanction
Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan cricket team, has accepted the imposed sanction without contest.
Pakistan’s Struggle in the Current World Cup
Having won only two out of six matches in the ongoing World Cup, the 1992 champions find themselves in a precarious position. To stand a chance of making it to the semi-finals, they need to secure victories in all their remaining three matches.
Upcoming Must-Win Match for Pakistan
Pakistan’s next challenge is a crucial match against Bangladesh in Kolkata on Tuesday. Given their current standing in the tournament, this match is a must-win encounter for the team.