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Pakistan fined for slow over-rate during ODI in Dubai

The Pakistan cricket team was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its six-wicket loss to Australia during the second one-dayer in Dubai.

cricket Updated: Apr 26, 2009 21:55 IST

The Pakistan cricket team was on Sunday fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its six-wicket loss to Australia during the second one-dayer in Dubai on Friday.

With the shortfall being more than two overs, skipper Younus Khan was charged with a Level 2.11 ICC Code of Conduct breach and after being found guilty he was fined 50 per cent of match fee.

The charge was laid by the two on-field match officials Asad Rauf and Billy Bowden as well as third umpire Zameer Haider and fourth official Nadeem Ghauri.

"Younus was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for the breach – the minimum amount allowable for a Level two offence – and as he was found guilty, that punishment took precedence over the fine that was imposed on him as part of the Pakistan team," an ICC statement said.

"The other players are each fined five per cent of their match fees for every over they failed to bowl in the time allowed and so Younus’s team-mates are each 20 per cent out of pocket following the match."

Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines and Younus pleaded guilty in the hearing that took place today, according to the statement.

"Younus was warned on several occasions during the match that he was falling behind on the over-rates yet he still did not catch up," Crow said.