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Posted at: May 16, 2019, 9:12 AM; last updated: May 16, 2019, 9:12 AM (IST)

Morgan gets one match ban for slow over-rate

Morgan gets one match ban for slow over-rate
Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century. Reuters

Dubai, May 15

England captain Eoin Morgan was suspended for one ODI and fined 40 per cent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third ODI against Pakistan. 

Richie Richardson of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the suspension on Morgan after England were ruled to be two overs short on Tuesday after time allowances were taken into consideration. The other England players were fined 20 per cent of their match fees. As Morgan had previously been found guilty of a minor over-rate offence during the Barbados ODI against the West Indies on February 22, this offence constituted his second minor over-rate offence within a 12-month period. The suspension means Morgan will miss the fourth ODI against Pakistan in Nottingham on Friday. England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has also been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct also during the third ODI against Pakistan in Bristol. In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Bairstow, for whom it was his first offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016. The incident occurred in the 29th over of England’s innings, when Bairstow struck the stumps with his bat after being dismissed.

Brief Scores: Pakistan 358/9 (Imam 151, Asif 52; Woakes 4/67); England: 359/4 (Bairstow 128, Roy 76).  — AFP 

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