English Captain Eoin Morgan, second time in a period of 12 months, have been penalized for slow over rate against the opponent team. Earlier it was West Indies and now Pakistan, at the Bristol match.
After reviewing the English team’s bowling against Pakistan in the third ODI, the ICC concluded that Eoin Morgan and team took 4 hours to complete their 50 overs. “England were ruled to be two overs short after time allowances were taken into consideration,” the ICC said in a statement.
This came under a punishable offence under ICC code of conduct as the team on purpose bowled slow to restrict the opponents from scoring runs.
Eoin has been charged 40% of his match fees as a fine, and will not be playing the next ODI against Pakistan at Trent Bridge, on Friday. His team has also been charged 20% of their match fees as a penalty.
In addition to the captain, batsman Jonny Bairstow was also called out on disciplinary charges. The batsman, who was dismissed in 29th over had hit the stumps with his bat to show anger. ICC also issued him a warning against his action.
England defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets in the second ODI after a convenient chase of 359 runs.