Eoin Morgan suspended for one day match against Pakistan due to slow over rate

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday suspended England captain Eoin Morgan for upcoming one day international against Pakistan in Nottingham for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third ODI against Pakistan on Tuesday.

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The English captain has also been fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while the rest of the team was fined 20pc of their match fees.

Richie Richardson, of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, inflicted the suspension on Morgan after time allowances taken into consideration, England were ruled to be two overs short.

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 10pc of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

This is second time English skipper was found guilty of a minor over-rate offence in a 12-month period, as previously during the Barbados ODI against the West Indies on Feb 22 he was charged with the same offence.

Besides Morgan, England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has been warned for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct, also during the third ODI against Pakistan in Bristol.

Bairstow was also found to have breached Article 2.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an international match”.

Bristow, during the ODI, truck the stumps with his bat after being dismissed in the 29th over.

Bristow admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Richardson and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charges were levied by on-field umpires Michael Gough and Paul Reiffel, and third umpire Chris Gaffaney.

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