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Azhar Ali suspended for slow over rate

MELBOURNE: Pakistan's skipper Azhar Ali has been suspended for one match for a slow over rate during the fifth one-day international against Australia in Adelaide, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Friday. The suspension means Azhar will miss Pakistan's next ODI against the West Indies in April. Ali was also fined 40 percent of his match fee, with the other players fined 20 percent of their fees. The punishment was imposed by match referee Jeff Crowe after Pakistan was ruled to be two overs short of its…

Pakistan cricket team fined for slow over-rate

HAMILTON: The Pakistan cricket team has been fined for slow over-rate during the second Test match against New Zealand. Match referee Richardson found the national side five overs short of  the target after taking all allowances under consideration and imposed the penalty. Captain Azhar Ali was fined 100 percent of his match fees, while other players were fined fifty percent. There is no need for a formal hearing as Azhar Ali accepted the sanctions by the match referee, which were laid by umpires Sundaram Ravi and Simon…