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ICC Imposes Penalty on Pakistan for Slow Over-Rate Amidst World Cup Struggles

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has been a challenging journey for Pakistan, marked by consecutive losses that have significantly impacted their semi-final prospects. In a dramatic turn of events, Pakistan faced an additional setback after their recent narrow one-wicket defeat against South Africa. The ICC has imposed a financial penalty on Pakistan for maintaining a slow overrate during the match.

Pakistan’s roller-coaster World Cup campaign took a hit as they lost a nail-biter to South Africa by just one wicket. This setback reduced their chances of reaching the semi-finals from 20% to 7%.

However, the post-match scenario for Pakistan took an unexpected turn as the ICC levied a penalty on the team for their slow overrate during the South Africa match. The ICC Code of Conduct dictates that players will be fined 5% of their match fee for each over that exceeds the allocated time.

ICC Imposes Penalty on Pakistan for Slow Over-Rate Amidst World Cup Struggles

According to an ICC media release, Match Referee Richie Richardson determined that Babar Azam’s side had fallen four overs short of the target when accounting for time allowances. So Pakistan players were fined 20% of their match fees for maintaining a slow overrate. In response, Pakistan captain Babar Azam accepted the penalty.

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Pakistan has lost four of their six games and is almost out of contention for a World Cup semi-final spot. Pakistan’s next match is against Bangladesh on October 31st at Edan Gardens in Kolkata.

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