ENGLAND VS PAKISTAN, 2019
Morgan was also fined 40% of his match fee. © AFP
Eoin Morgan, England skipper, has been suspended for one ODI and fined 40 percent of his match fee, while the other players in the side have been fined 20 percent of their respective match fees for maintaining a slow over rate during the third ODI against Pakistan.
England were two overs late even after time allowance was taken into consideration. In accordance with Article 2.22.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to 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.
Morgan was previously found guilty of a minor over rate offence during the Barbados ODI against West Indies.
Meanwhile, England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct also during the Bristol ODI, and one point has been added against his disciplinary record. The incident occurred in the 29th over of England’s innings, when the ‘keeper-batsman struck the stumps with his bat after being dismissed.
The charges were laid by on-field umpires Michael Gough and Paul Reiffel, and third umpire Chris Gaffaney. Bairstow admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Richie Richardson.